Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 15 December 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 20 to 25 knots diminishing to west 15 this afternoon then backing to south 15 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 35 near midnight then diminishing to southerly 25 Saturday morning. Wind veering to west 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Chance of showers changing to rain near midnight and ending Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 4 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to north 25 to 35 knots late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 10:30 AM PST 15 December 2017

'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 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today building ridge located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today warm front located off Bowie.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Saturday warm front located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PST 15 December 2017 A ridge of high pressure over the offshore waters will shift to the
BC Interior on Saturday. Gale force northwest winds will develop off
the west coast of Vancouver Island today.

A warm front will approach the northern offshore waters late this
afternoon and move to lie over Hecate Strait by Saturday morning.
Ahead of the front winds will rise to gale force southerly over
northern and central waters. Winds will shift to gale force
southwesterly behind the front.

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