Dixon Entrance West

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2017

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light this evening then increasing to southeast 25 Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Tuesday afternoon.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2017

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 this evening then building to 3 Tuesday evening.

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 this evening then building to 3 Tuesday morning. Seas building to 4 Tuesday afternoon and to 5 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2017
Wednesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind south 25 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.
Friday Wind southeast 50 to 60 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West

Issued 4:00 PM PST 23 January 2017

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 PM PST 23 January 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located off the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:26 PM PST 23 January 2017 A building ridge of high pressure off the Central Coast will settle
over Vancouver Island on Tuesday, bringing mostly light to moderate
winds over the coast except for local strong northwesterlies off the
west coast of Vancouver Island tonight.

A frontal system will be approaching the northern offshore waters
tonight and Tuesday, leading to strong to gale force southeasterlies
developing over the far north.

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