Howe Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 07:00 PM PDT 14 August 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light becoming northerly outflow 5 to 15 knots near midnight then becoming light late Wednesday morning. Wind becoming southerly inflow 10 to 15 early Wednesday afternoon except southwesterly inflow 20 over northern sections. Wind diminishing to light Wednesday evening.

Smoke. Visibility as low as 1 mile in smoke.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 14 August 2018
Thursday Wind light increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Friday Wind light increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind light increasing to southerly inflow 10 to 20 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 7:00 PM PDT 14 August 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 14 August 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM PDT 14 August 2018 A ridge of high pressure over Southern Queen Charlotte Sound will
dissipate this evening. Another ridge of high pressure will build
over Bowie this evening. This ridge will remain quasi-stationary
during this week.

Moderate to strong northwesterlies will prevail over most BC waters
during the next few days with marginal gales over west coast
Vancouver Island. Marginal gale force northwesterlies will also
develop early this evening through Johnstone Strait.

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