Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30 after midnight then increasing to southeast 40 to 50 Wednesday morning. Wind becoming southwest 35 to 45 Wednesday afternoon.

Showers ending early this evening. Risk of thunderstorms today and early this evening. Rain beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 4 to 6 late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2018
Thursday Wind west 30 knots diminishing to south 10 in the morning then increasing to east 40 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind east 40 knots veering to south 40.
Saturday Wind southeast 50 knots diminishing to south 15 late in the day.

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Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2018

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 11 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from the Central
Coast to Vancouver Island.
By noon PST today departing frontal system located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 1:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over Pacific Ocean.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Wednesday weakening ridge located over the
offshore waters.

At 7:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located over Bowie.
By 7:00 p.m. PST Wednesday departing frontal system located over
southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday low 972 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday quasi-stationary low 970 mb located
north of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PST 11 December 2018 A vigorous frontal system currently lies along the Central Coast to
Central Vancouver Island. The front will progress through the inner
South Coast this morning and then depart into the BC Interior by
This afternoon.

Gale force southerly winds are expected through the inner south
coastal waters this morning.

A weak ridge of high pressure west of the offshore waters resulting
in gale force westerly winds across most areas this afternoon.

The next frontal wave moves over the offshore waters on Wednesday
morning and tracks east through the South Coast by evening.

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