Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 24 November 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 20 late Saturday morning then backing to easterly 10 to 20 late Saturday afternoon.

Showers ending early Saturday morning. Rain beginning late Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 4 early this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2017
Sunday Wind northerly 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southerly 20 knots increasing to southerly 25.
Tuesday Wind east 20 to 30 knots backing to northerly 15 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 9:30 PM PST 24 November 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 9:30 PM PST 24 November 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
over central Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low located north of Bowie.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located west of Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing trough located over northern
Bowie.

At 1:00 a.m. PST Sunday low located over northwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 PM PST 24 November 2017 A weakening frontal system is stalling over Central Vancouver
Island tonight. Ahead of the front, southeasterly strong to gale
force winds are diminishing tonight. In the wake of the front, strong
southwest winds are expected.

Meanwhile a trough crossing Bowie is spreading gale force
southwesterlies over the northern waters tonight.

Another low tracking will move over Northwestern Explorer late
Saturday evening. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop
ahead of this low over southern and central waters Saturday night.

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