Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 April 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35 early this evening then diminishing to south 15 to 25 near noon Sunday.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 April 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 metres building to 4 early this evening then subsiding to 3 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 April 2015
Monday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind light increasing to southeast 20 to 30 knots late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 18 April 2015

'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 PDT 18 April 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Sunday ridge located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located over northwestern
Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over eastern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PDT 18 April 2015 A ridge of high pressure in a north to south line over Queen
Charlotte Sound this evening will shift very slowly eastward tonight
and Sunday to lie through McInnes Island and Cape Scott by late
Sunday evening. A frontal system over Western Bowie this evening will
move very slowly eastwards across Bowie tonight and Sunday.

Moderate to strong northwest winds will prevail over most areas east
of the ridge. Winds ease to light near the ridge and back to moderate
to strong southerly in its wake. The approaching front will bring
gale force southerlies over the northern offshore waters and off
Northwestern Haida Gwaii tonight.

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