Dixon Entrance West

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to east 30 to 40 early this morning then veering to south 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 overnight. Wind southeast 20 to 30 Wednesday.

Periods of rain changing to chance of showers Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2018

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 4 late this afternoon then subsiding to 2 Wednesday morning.

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 early this afternoon then subsiding to 3 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2018
Thursday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind west 15 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.
Saturday Wind northeast 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 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 4:00 AM PST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 986 mb located over northwestern
Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday weakening low 992 mb located over
northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 AM PST 23 January 2018 An intense 986 MB low pressure system over the northwest corner of
Explorer will drift slowly northward to lie over Northern Bowie by
Wednesday morning. The low will begin weakening tonight.

Over central and northern waters gale to storm force southeast winds
will shift to strong to gale force southerly to the south of the
Low. Southeast winds may reach hurricane force near the headlands of
West Vancouver Island North early this morning. Elsewhere over
southern waters gale force southeast winds will ease to moderate to
strong southeast tonight.

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