Howe Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 August 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northerly outflow 5 to 15 knots becoming light late this morning then becoming southerly inflow 10 to 15 early this afternoon except southwesterly inflow 20 over northern sections. Wind diminishing to light this evening then becoming northerly outflow 5 to 15 late overnight. Wind becoming southerly inflow 15 Thursday afternoon except southwesterly inflow 15 to 25 over northern sections.

Smoke. Visibility as low as 1 mile in smoke.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 August 2018
Friday Wind light increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northerly outflow 5 to 15 knots becoming southerly inflow 10 to 20.
Sunday Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots becoming southerly inflow 5 to 15.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 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 AM PDT 15 August 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northwestern Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Thursday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Thursday approaching low 1018 mb located over
northwestern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PDT 15 August 2018 A ridge of high pressure will build along a northeast to southwest
line over Northwestern Bowie today. Moderate to strong
northwesterlies will prevail over most BC waters with marginal gales
expected off the northwestern coast of Vancouver Island and through
Johnstone Strait.

On Thursday, the ridge will weaken as it shifts eastward towards
Haida Gwaii and a weak low pressure system reaches Northwestern
Bowie.

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