Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 10 February 2016

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots backing to southeast 35 to 45 Thursday evening.

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

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 10 February 2016
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 4 metres building to 5 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM 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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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 4:00 PM 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 10 February 2016 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

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 3:50 PM PST 10 February 2016 Near gale to gale force southerly winds will persist for most of the
northern waters tonight.

Widespread southeast gales will redevelop Thursday morning over the
outer waters as a frontal system arrives. By Thursday evening the
frontal system will lie through Hecate Strait and the headlands
giving near storm force southeasterly winds.

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