Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 October 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 20 knots backing to south 15 to 25 this afternoon then increasing to southeast 40 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 50 late this evening then diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind becoming south 25 Wednesday morning.

A few showers ending late this morning with a risk of thunderstorms. Rain beginning early this evening. Risk of thunderstorms overnight and changing to a few showers Wednesday morning and ending Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 October 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 to 6 late this evening and to 5 to 7 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 October 2017
Thursday Wind easterly 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 20 late in the day.

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Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 07:12 AM PDT 17 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 17 October 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.
By 9:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PDT 17 October 2017 A cold front over Central Vancouver Island will move across the
South Coast early this morning. Strong to gale force southerly winds
ahead of the front will shift to strong to gale force
Northwesterlies in the wake of the front.

Another frontal system will approach the northern and central waters
from offshore late today and cross the North and Central Coasts
Wednesday morning. Winds will rise quickly to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of the system tonight. Winds will veer to
southwest gales in its wake.

Gale to local storm force southeasterlies will also develop over the
South Coast overnight or Wednesday morning as the system approaches.
As the system moves inland late Wednesday, winds will become strong
south or southwesterlies in its wake.

Seas will build to near 6 metres over the northern and central
Waters tonight, and to near 9 metres over the offshore waters
Wednesday evening.

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