Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 October 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25 this evening then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Sunday afternoon.

Showers ending near noon. Rain beginning Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2018
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 5 metres subsiding to 4 early this morning and to 3 this evening. Seas building to 5 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2018
Monday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Tuesday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 25.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 October 2018

'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 10:30 AM PDT 20 October 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located over BC interior.
By 9:30 a.m. PDT Sunday weakening ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Sunday approaching cold front located on a line
north-south over western Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PDT 20 October 2018 A ridge of high pressure will remain on a northeast to southwest line
over Queen Charlotte Sound today. The ridge will start to shift
eastward over Vancouver Island Sunday evening as the next frontal
system reaches Bowie.

Strong to gale force southerlies are forecast over the northern
offshore waters today and Sunday in advance of the approaching front.
Elsewhere winds will be mostly light to moderate with local strong
northerlies forecast near Northern Vancouver Island.

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