Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 15 this afternoon then increasing to south 25 this evening. Wind increasing to south 35 near midnight then diminishing to south 25 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 35 near noon Saturday.

A few showers changing to rain near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 early this morning then building to 3 to 5 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to north 25 to 35 knots late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 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 AM PST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today warm front located off Bowie.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Saturday warm front located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM PST 15 December 2017 A ridge of high pressure will build over the central offshore waters
today and shift to the BC Interior Saturday. Gale force northwest
winds will develop off the west coast of Vancouver Island today.

A warm front will approach the northern offshore waters late this
afternoon and move to lie over Hecate Strait by Saturday morning.
Ahead of the front winds will rise to gale force southerly over
northern and central waters. Winds will shift to gale force
southwesterly behind the front.

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