Howe Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 18 July 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southerly inflow 10 to 15 knots except southwesterly inflow 25 over northern sections. Wind diminishing to light near midnight then becoming northerly outflow 5 to 15 late overnight. Wind becoming southerly inflow 10 to 15 near noon Thursday except southwesterly inflow 25 over northern sections.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 July 2018
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming southerly inflow 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind light becoming southerly inflow 10 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind northerly outflow 15 knots diminishing to light.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 18 July 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 10:30 AM PDT 18 July 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Thursday ridge located west of Bowie.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary trough located over
southern BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PDT 18 July 2018 A centre of high pressure will remain nearly stationary
West of the offshore waters. Moderate to strong northwesterlies will
continue to prevail east of the centre of high pressure with
Local gales expected off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

A strong push of marine air through Juan de Fuca Strait will
generating strong to gale force westerly winds again starting this
afternoon.

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