Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 10 December 2017

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming southeast 35 late overnight then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 Monday morning.

Periods of rain ending near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 10 December 2017
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 10 December 2017
Tuesday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Thursday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots veering to westerly 15 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 4:00 PM PST 10 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 4:00 PM PST 10 December 2017 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located off Bowie.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
on a line north-south over eastern Bowie.

At 10:00 a.m. PST Monday trough located 120 miles southwest of
Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Monday approaching trough located 60 miles
southwest of the Outer Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PST 10 December 2017 A Pacific frontal system will reach the northern offshore waters
This evening as a deep low pressure system moves northward into the
Western Gulf of Alaska. The system is bringing widespread southeast
gales to the central and northern waters, with storm force winds
Over the northern offshore waters and off Northern Haida Gwaii.

The front will stall and weaken in a north to south line just off
Haida Gwaii tonight, leading to winds easing off to marginal gale
force over most of the central and northern waters by early Monday
morning. The front is then forecast to intensify somewhat on Monday
night as it finally makes its way through the coast, with strong to
gale force southeasterlies expected ahead of the frontal passage
until early Tuesday morning.

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