Dixon Entrance West

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 2018

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 this morning then increasing to southerly 25 to 35 late this afternoon. Wind backing to east 30 to 40 Tuesday morning.

A few showers changing to rain Tuesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 2018

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 4 Tuesday afternoon.

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 this morning then building to 3 to 4 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 2018
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 in the morning.
Thursday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to easterly 5 to 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots backing to southeast 25 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 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 22 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing trough located over the Mainland
Coast.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 992 mb located 100 miles southwest
of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 984 mb located over southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PST 22 January 2018 Strong southwesterlies will prevail today over most waters with
Local gales expected mainly over the offshore waters and the western
half of Dixon Entrance.

A developing low pressure system will reach Explorer late tonight
And will move into Southern Bowie Tuesday afternoon. The system will
bring gale to storm force southeast winds over most waters by
Tuesday morning.

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