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Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 03 February 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late this afternoon and to southeasterly 25 to 35 Saturday morning. Wind becoming northwest 30 to 40 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain ending near midnight. Rain Saturday. Fog patches dissipating near noon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 03 February 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 03 February 2023
Sunday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southwest 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 15 knots increasing to east 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind east 15 to 25 knots becoming west 15.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 1:08 PM PST 03 February 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 10:30 AM PST 3 February 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight dissipating frontal system located on
a line northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 994 mb located over southern Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PST today low 996 mb located near Tofino.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:10 AM PST 3 February 2023 A frontal system extending from the North Coast to Explorer is
producing widespread southeasterly gales to the east of the system,
with an embedded swath of southeasterly storms from Queen Charlotte
Sound to the headlands of Vancouver Island today.

Winds over the west coast of Vancouver Island will increase to storm
force southeasterlies late this morning as another low approaches.
Winds will also increase to southeasterly gale force across the inner
South Coast waters today.

Winds will ease this evening as both systems move inland, though
there will be a brief period of southwest gales across West Coast
Vancouver Island South and the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait this
evening in the wake of the low.

Another frontal system will approach the BC coast Saturday morning
producing widespread gale to storm force southeasterly winds. This
system will cross Haida Gwaii Saturday evening with northwest gales
developing in its wake.

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