Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 11 December 2017

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 near midnight then backing to southeast 25 early Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Tuesday.

A few showers changing to rain near noon Tuesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 11 December 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 early Tuesday morning then building to 4 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 11 December 2017
Wednesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Thursday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to south 20 to 30 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 4:00 PM PST 11 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 11 December 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday dissipating frontal system located over
Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1006 mb located over Explorer.
By 11:00 p.m. PST tonight low 1012 mb located over Queen Charlotte
Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM PST 11 December 2017 A front lies a line north-south north of Haida Gwaii tonight.
Marginal gale force southerly winds will prevail over most central
and northern waters. The front is forecast to intensify tonight as
It makes its way across the coast, with strong to gale force
southeasterlies expected ahead of the frontal passage until early
Tuesday morning.

Also this evening, a weak low pressure centre moves from Central
Explorer to Queen Charlotte Sound. Gale force southeasterlies will
precede this system, and strong to gale force westerlies will follow
behind it.

Another front will approach the offshore waters Tuesday morning.
Gale force southerly winds will develop over most northern waters on
Tuesday ahead of the front.

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