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Howe Sound


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 21 September 2023

Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots near midnight then diminishing to light Friday morning. Wind becoming southerly inflow 5 to 15 early Friday afternoon except southwesterly inflow 15 to 20 over northern sections. Wind becoming light early Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 September 2023
Saturday Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots becoming southerly inflow 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southerly inflow 10 to 20 knots becoming northerly outflow 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots becoming southerly inflow 15 to 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 21 September 2023

'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 21 September 2023 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located from Explorer to the
Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday weakening ridge located over Vancouver

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Langara.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening cold front located from Hecate
Strait to Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday trough located from the Central Coast
to Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday trough located from Cape Scott to

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PDT 21 September 2023 A cold front over west coast Haida Gwaii will move eastward and
Reach Hecate Strait by Friday morning then weaken as it progresses
into central waters Friday afternoon. Ahead of the front, southerly
gales have developed over west coast Haida Gwaii and Dixon entrances.
The winds will ease to strong southerly Friday morning as the front
moves over Hecate Strait and rapidly weakens. In its wake, winds will
ease to moderate to strong westerlies tonight through Friday.

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