Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 March 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeasterly 30 to 40 this evening then diminishing to variable 10 to 20 near midnight. Wind becoming west 15 Tuesday morning then backing to south 10 to 20 Tuesday afternoon.

Chance of showers changing to rain early this evening and ending overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 March 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 3 metres building to 4 this morning then subsiding to 3 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 March 2017
Wednesday Wind south 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the morning.
Thursday Wind south 5 to 15 knots increasing to south 25 to 35.
Friday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 March 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 AM PDT 27 March 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located off Bowie.
By noon PDT Tuesday frontal system located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM PDT 27 March 2017 An approaching frontal system will track across the offshore waters
tonight. Ahead of the system, gale force southerlies will develop
over the offshore waters this afternoon and spread to central and
northern waters by this evening.

Southerly storm force winds will develop from Southern Hecate Strait
to the headlands of Vancouver Island after midnight tonight. Winds
will ease to moderate westerlies in the wake of the front on Tuesday.

In addition, as the frontal wave slides down the coast on Tuesday,
southeast gale force winds will develop over Northern Strait of
Georgia Tuesday morning.

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