Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 10 February 2016

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southerly 20 to 30 late this afternoon then becoming southeast 25 to 35 after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 40 Thursday evening.

Periods of rain ending late this afternoon. Periods of rain beginning late overnight.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 February 2016
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 February 2016
Friday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southerly 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.
Sunday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 10:30 AM PST 10 February 2016

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday low 990 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 982 mb located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 10 February 2016 A frontal wave will swing through most northern and central waters
today. Southeast gales have developed ahead of the front. The front
will move inland this afternoon but will be quickly followed by a
series of weaker systems. These systems will maintain southerly gales
for parts of the northern waters this afternoon and tonight.

Widespread southeast gales will redevelop Thursday as another front
swings through most outer waters.

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