Dixon Entrance East

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 November 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 early this afternoon and to light early this evening. Wind increasing to easterly 10 to 20 late overnight then backing to northerly 10 to 20 Wednesday morning except northeasterly outflow 20 to 25 near the mainland inlets. Wind becoming southwesterly 10 to 20 Wednesday afternoon then backing to southeast 10 to 20 Wednesday evening.

Rain changing to showers late this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 November 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 this afternoon and to 1 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 November 2018
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 November 2018

'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 PST 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over
southeastern BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Explorer.
By 9:00 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
from the Central Coast to Explorer.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low located over southern Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Wednesday departing low located north of
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PST 20 November 2018 A front stretching from Hecate Strait to Southern Explorer will
gradually re-align its stalled position and lie from the Central
Coast to Southern Explorer by this afternoon. Strong to gale force
southeasterlies will continue to be generated along the front.

The stalled front will re-intensify tonight as a low approaches
Vancouver Island from the south. The low will combine with the
stalled front and this combined system will move eastwards into the
inner South Coast Wednesday afternoon and into the British Columbia
Interior by Wednesday evening. Strong to gale force southeasterlies
will continue to be generated along the front.

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