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Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 02 February 2023

Tonight and Friday.

Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 this evening. Wind variable 5 to 15 Friday.

Showers Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 02 February 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 metres subsiding to 2 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 02 February 2023
Saturday Wind north 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southwest 30 to 40.
Monday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 2 February 2023 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from the North Coast
to Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday dissipating frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 987 mb located southwest of Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PST Friday departing low 989 mb located near Tofino.

At 9:30 p.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located off
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM PST 2 February 2023 A frontal system extending from the North Coast of BC
To Northwestern Explorer is producing widespread southeasterly gales
to the east of the system, with an embedded swath of southeasterly
storms from Dixon Entrance - east to the headlands of Vancouver
Island today.

Winds will ease to moderate southerlies across northern waters this
evening, but will remain gale force across the central waters and
along the west coast of Vancouver Island tonight.

Winds over the west coast of Vancouver Island will increase to storm
force southeasterlies Friday morning as another low approaches.
Winds will also increase to southeasterly gale force across the inner
South Coast waters throughout the day on Friday.

Winds will ease on Friday evening, though there will be a brief
period of southwest gales across west coast Vancouver Island - south
and the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait Friday evening in the wake of
the low.

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