Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light this morning then increasing to south 15 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 this evening and to southeast 30 to 40 overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 near noon Thursday and to light Thursday afternoon.

Showers beginning Thursday morning and ending Thursday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2019
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35 in the morning.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming west 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2019

'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 23 January 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday By 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening low located over central Vancouver
Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:37 AM PST 23 January 2019 A low pressure centre will weaken over Central Vancouver Island
today. In its wake strong to gale force northwesterlies over
Southern Explorer and off the west coast of Vancouver Island will
ease this morning.

An approaching low pressure system will move into the Gulf of Alaska
tonight. The associated front will track across Bowie tonight and
weaken over Haida Gwaii on Thursday. Ahead of the front, southerly
gales will develop over Bowie tonight and spread to northern waters
Thursday morning.

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