Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 December 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind southerly 25 knots veering to west 15 to 25 this afternoon then becoming west 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind becoming west 20 late overnight. Wind southwest 20 Sunday.

Rain ending early this evening. A few showers beginning early Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 4 early this morning then subsiding to 2 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 December 2017
Monday Wind west 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to north 25 knots late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15.

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Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 December 2017
Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 December 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today warm front located over Hecate Strait.
By 8:00 p.m. PST tonight warm front located over the Central Coast.

At 3:30 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located near Tofino.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located near Victoria.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:23 AM PST 16 December 2017 A warm front crossing Hecate Strait will progress eastward today to
lie over the Central Coast this evening. Ahead of the front winds
will rise to gale force southerlies over northern and central waters.
Winds will shift to gale force southwesterlies behind the front.

A frontal system will approach Vancouver Island near Tofino on
Sunday evening which will result in strong southwesterly winds for
Southern Explorer, Southern West Vancouver Island and strong
southeast winds through the Strait of Georgia. This system slides
southeastward overnight and winds weaken.

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