Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 12 November 2018

Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late overnight then becoming westerly 40 to 50 late Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to southwesterly 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon then becoming southerly 30 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain beginning near midnight.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 12 November 2018
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 4 to 6 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 12 November 2018
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Thursday Wind southwesterly 25 knots veering to northwest 15 to 25.
Friday Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeasterly 15 to 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 4:00 PM PST 12 November 2018

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 12 November 2018 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located over
Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today deepening low located southwest of Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday low 993 mb located west of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:34 PM PST 12 November 2018 A frontal system located over the western sections of Bowie this
afternoon will move eastward crossing Haida Gwaii this evening.
Meanwhile a developing low well offshore this afternoon will deepen
rapidly tonight as it tracks towards the west coast of Haida Gwaii.

Strong to gale force southeasterly winds have developed over northern
and central waters and off Northwestern Vancouver island this
afternoon as the front approaches. The gales will persist through
this evening then rise to gale to storm force southeasterly overnight
as the low approaches.

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