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Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 02 February 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 this afternoon and to light near midnight. Wind increasing to east 5 to 15 early Friday morning then backing to north 10 to 20 late Friday morning. Wind backing to west 5 to 15 Friday evening.

Rain ending this afternoon. Periods of rain Friday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 February 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 this morning then subsiding to 1 to 2 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 February 2023
Saturday Wind north 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southwest 30 to 40.
Monday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 10:30 AM PST 02 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 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday dissipating frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 987 mb located southwest of Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PST Friday departing low 989 mb located near Tofino.

At 9:30 p.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located off
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:13 AM PST 2 February 2023 A frontal system extending from Haida Gwaii to Northwestern Explorer
is producing widespread southeasterly gales to the east of the
system, with an embedded swath of southeasterly storms from Dixon
Entrance - east to the headlands of Vancouver Island today.

Winds will ease to moderate southerlies across northern waters this
evening, but will remain gale force across the central waters and
along the west coast of Vancouver Island tonight.

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

Winds will ease on Friday evening, though there will be a brief
period of southwest gales across west coast Vancouver Island - south
and the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait Friday evening in the wake of
the low.

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