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Howe Sound


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2023

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots increasing to northerly outflow 35 to 45 early this morning then diminishing to northerly outflow 15 to 25 near noon. Wind increasing to northerly outflow 25 to 35 this evening then diminishing to northerly outflow 10 to 20 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to light Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2023
Thursday Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots becoming southerly inflow 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southerly inflow 10 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind southerly inflow 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 March 2023

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 28 March 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located south
of Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located off Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:37 AM PDT 28 March 2023 Northeast gales over Explorer will ease this morning as a frontal
system to the south departs the region.

A building ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will give
strong to gale force northerly outflow winds through the mainland
inlets from the Central Coast to Howe Sound today and tonight.

Northerly gales will develop over west coast Haida Gwaii early this
evening ahead of an offshore ridge of high pressure.

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