Howe Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 20 April 2018

Tonight and Saturday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southerly inflow 10 to 20 knots increasing to southerly inflow 20 to 30 late overnight then diminishing to southerly inflow 10 to 20 early Saturday afternoon.

Rain ending late Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 April 2018
Sunday Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots becoming southerly inflow 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northerly outflow 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northerly outflow 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 20 April 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 9:30 PM PDT 20 April 2018 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By midnight PDT tonight departing frontal system located from
Hecate Strait to the Washington Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:16 PM PDT 20 April 2018 A frontal system currently over Queen Charlotte Sound will continue
sliding eastwards tonight across the north and south coasts
And into the BC Interior by early Saturday morning.

Ahead of the front, gale to storm force southerlies will continue
tonight and shift to gale to storm force westerlies in its wake.
Strong to gale force southerly inflow winds will develop through
Douglas Channel early Saturday morning as the front passes.

Winds will ease to moderate to strong southwesterly on Saturday.

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