Issued 10:44 AM PDT 16 October 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Strong wind warning in effect. Waterspout watch in effect.
Wind light increasing to southwesterly inflow 15 to 25 knots early this afternoon then diminishing to light late this evening. Wind increasing to southwesterly inflow 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon.
Rain. Risk of waterspouts today.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Howe SoundIssued 10:44 AM PDT 16 October 2019
'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.
Watches (In effect)
Waterspout watch in effect
Howe SoundIssued 10:45 AM PDT 16 October 2019 Conditions are favourable for the development of waterspouts.
Mariners are urged to take all necessary precautions and prepare for the possibility of waterspout activity. Postpone voyage or seek safe harbour if possible.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. For more information monitor Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PDT 16 October 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.
By 3:00 p.m. PDT today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.
At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.
At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low located over southern Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing low located west of Haida Gwaii.
At 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday trough located west of the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday trough located from Hecate Strait to
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:27 AM PDT 16 October 2019 A frontal system over Vancouver Island will depart the South Coast by
this afternoon. Gale force southeasterly winds over the inner South
Coast waters will ease below gales this afternoon.
Another front will cross the offshore waters this morning and
approach the northern and central waters this afternoon. The front
will then cross the South Coast early Thursday morning. Gale force
southeast winds will be generated ahead of the front then shifting to
strong to gale force westerlies in its wake.
On Thursday, an intense trough will cross into most marine waters
bringing strong to gale force southerlies. Gale to storm force
westerlies are expected in its wake.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
- Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
- Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half
- Queen Charlotte Sound - western half
- Queen Charlotte Strait
- Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
- West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half
- West Coast Vancouver Island North
- West Coast Vancouver Island South
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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