Howe Sound


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 22 May 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots near midnight then diminishing to light Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southerly inflow 10 to 20 near noon Wednesday then becoming southerly inflow 15 to 25 early Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 May 2018
Thursday Wind southerly inflow 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northerly outflow 5 to 15 in the morning then increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind light increasing to southerly inflow 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind southerly inflow 5 to 15 knots increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 22 May 2018

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 9:30 PM PDT 22 May 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PDT 22 May 2018 A ridge of high pressure will gradually build over the offshore
waters through tonight and tomorrow. As the ridge strengthens strong
northwesterly winds will build along West Vancouver Island.

Over the inner coastal waters, a marine push is expected to move
through Juan de Fuca Strait late Wednesday afternoon, producing
strong to gale force westerlies which will persist into overnight
Wednesday. Marginal northwesterly gales are expected through
Johnstone Strait over the same period.

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