Dixon Entrance East


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 April 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 this evening and to westerly 10 to 20 late overnight. Wind backing to southerly 15 to 25 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain ending late this afternoon. A few showers Saturday morning and afternoon.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 April 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 4 near noon then subsiding to 3 early this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 Saturday morning and to 1 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 April 2018
Sunday Wind south 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming south 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 April 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 April 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over central Vancouver Island.
By 7:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.

At midnight PDT tonight frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to the Washington Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:42 AM PDT 20 April 2018 A frontal system currently lying over Haida Gwaii will pivot around
Haida Gwaii today and lie northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte
Sound by this evening. The frontal system will slide eastwards
through Vancouver Island tonight and into the BC Interior by early
Saturday morning.

Widespread strong to gale force southerlies will continue ahead of
the front.

Strong to gale force westerlies will develop in the wake of the
frontal system this evening and overnight then ease to generally
moderate westerly winds Saturday.

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