Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to easterly 35 to 45 early this morning then diminishing to easterly 20 to 30 near noon Thursday.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early this morning then subsiding to 3 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2018
Friday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots backing to northeasterly 10 to 20.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 05:27 AM PST 17 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 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today intensifying frontal system located over
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to McInnes Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 17 January 2018 A strong frontal system is rapidly developing and is currently over
West Queen Charlotte Sound. Gale to storm force southeasterlies have
developed ahead of this frontal system. As the system moves
Closer to Vancouver Island it will continue to intensify. By early
this morning storm to hurricane force southeasterlies are
Expected at West Vancouver Island North and will extend into Queen
Charlotte Sound and the Central Coast.

In the wake of this intense system, gale to storm force
southwesterlies will persist over Explorer and into central
Waters through Wednesday afternoon.

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