Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 06 May 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 early this afternoon and to southwest 5 to 15 this evening. Wind increasing to west 20 to 30 early Saturday morning.

Rain beginning near noon changing to a few showers early Saturday morning and ending Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 06 May 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 06 May 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to north 10.
Tuesday Wind north 10 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 06 May 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 10:30 AM PDT 6 May 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over northern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating frontal system located over
Haida Gwaii.

At 7:00 a.m. PDT Saturday cold front located over Queen Charlotte
Sound.
By 7:00 p.m. PDT Saturday departing cold front located over the
South Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:16 AM PDT 6 May 2016 A ridge of high pressure responsible for strong to gale force
northwest winds over portions of the southern waters today will
weaken tonight. Winds will lower slightly to moderate to strong
northwest.

A frontal wave over Northern Bowie is giving southeast gale force
winds to areas northwest of Haida Gwaii late this morning. Winds will
abate this evening.

On Saturday morning, a cold front will develop over Queen Charlotte
Sound and move southeast across the South Coast. In its wake, strong
to gale force northwest winds will develop Saturday afternoon over
southern waters. A ridge building behind the cold front late Saturday
afternoon will enhance the winds through Juan de Fuca Strait Saturday
evening to westerly gale force.

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