Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 April 2018

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late this afternoon and to westerly 5 to 15 late this evening. Wind westerly 5 to 15 Tuesday.

Rain ending near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 April 2018
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 2 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 April 2018
Wednesday Wind northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Thursday Wind northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind north 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 April 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Vancouver Island.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday dissipating ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over northern Haida Gwaii.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday quasi-stationary trough located west of
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PDT 23 April 2018 A frontal system over West Haida Gwaii will move eastward to Hecate
Strait early this evening. Gale force southerly winds will
Continue over most northern and central waters until early
Afternoon. The winds will become moderate southwesterlies this
evening as the system weakens.

A ridge of high pressure over BC Interior in combination with a
trough west of Vancouver Island will produce marginal gale force
northerly outflow winds through Howe Sound this morning and
Tuesday morning.

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