Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 October 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 50 knots diminishing to south 25 early this morning and to south 5 to 15 near midnight. Wind becoming light late overnight then increasing to west 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon.

Rain changing to a few showers early this morning with risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 October 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 early this morning and to 2 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 October 2017
Friday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 in the morning then increasing to southeast 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 30 knots veering to southwest 25.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to southerly 15 late in the day.

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Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 October 2017

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 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 4:00 AM PDT 18 October 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM PDT 18 October 2017 A frontal system is moving through Hecate Strait. This system will
cross the North and Central Coasts by mid morning. Winds have
Risen quickly to storm force southeasterlies ahead of frontal
System. Winds will veer to southwest gales in its wake.

Gale force southeasterlies are also developing over the
South Coast this morning as the system approaches. As the system
moves inland late Wednesday, winds will become strong south or
southwesterlies in its wake.

Seas have built to near 7 metres over the northern and central waters
this morning, and will build to near 9 metres over the offshore
waters this evening.

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