Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 March 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 15 knots increasing to south 20 to 30 near noon and to south 30 to 40 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to south 45 this evening then diminishing to south 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind becoming southwest 20 to 30 early Friday morning.

Rain beginning early this evening changing to a few showers Friday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2017
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 this evening then subsiding to 3 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2017
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southwest 30 to 35 late in the day.
Sunday Wind west 15 to 25 knots backing to south 15 to 25.
Monday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots increasing to southerly 35 to 45.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 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 10:30 AM PDT 30 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located over Cape St. James extending
southward.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Port Hardy extending
southward.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located over Bowie.

By 11:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening cold front located over Hecate
Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PDT 30 March 2017 A ridge over cape St. James extending southwards will result in
strong northwest winds for southern sections of West Vancouver
Island today.

A cold front will approach the offshore waters today and lie over
Bowie by late this evening. Ahead of the front winds will rise to
gale force southeasterlies up to 45 knots over offshore, northern,
and central waters.

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