Howe Sound


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 October 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind southwesterly inflow 5 to 15 knots becoming light early this evening then becoming southwesterly inflow 15 late this evening. Wind diminishing to light late overnight then becoming northerly outflow 5 to 15 Wednesday evening.

Showers tonight. Rain beginning Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 October 2018
Thursday Wind northerly outflow 5 to 15 knots becoming light in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northerly outflow 5 to 15 knots becoming southerly inflow 5 to 15.
Saturday Wind light.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 23 October 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located off
Vancouver Island.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing frontal system located over
the Lower Mainland.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today deepening low 978 mb located at 43N 150W.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low 962 mb located 240 miles west
of Langara.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday approaching frontal system located from
Haida Gwaii to Queen Charlotte Sound then to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PDT 23 October 2018 Today marks the end of an extended high pressure regime on the BC
coast and the beginning of a much more stormy fall pattern.

A frontal system just off west coast of Vancouver Island this
afternoon will move through the South Coast this evening. Strong to
gale force southeasterlies ahead of the front will shift to moderate
to strong westerlies behind it.

On Wednesday, a deep low and a much more intense front will be
affecting the coast. The system will bring widespread storm force
winds through all the northern and central waters with wind speeds
approaching hurricane force in many areas. Over the far south, the
system will bring strong to gale force southeast winds by Wednesday

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