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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northerly 15 to 25 knots except northeasterly outflow 35 to 45 near Portland Inlet today and tonight. Wind becoming northeast 15 late overnight except northeast 25 near Portland Inlet. Wind becoming northerly 5 to 15 Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2023
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2023
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming south 15 in the afternoon then increasing to south 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Wednesday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2023

'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 AM PST 28 January 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing trough located southwest of
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over northeastern
BC interior.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:42 AM PST 28 January 2023 A trough over Southern Vancouver Island will slowly move southward
today while a ridge remains offshore. Strong to gale force northerly
winds will persist over southern coastal waters and Explorer between
these two features.

Meanwhile, a strong ridge of high pressure will continue to move into
the British Columbia Interior today. Strong to gale force outflow
winds in the mainland inlets will intensify to gale to storm force as
the ridge strengthens today.

Winds will diminish late in the day Sunday as the high over the
interior eventually merges with the ridge offshore to become a broad
area of high pressure over the marine district.

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