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Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 24 October 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 10 to 20 knots veering to southeast 15 to 25 after midnight then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late Sunday morning. Wind becoming southwest 30 early Sunday evening.

Periods of rain Sunday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 October 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 October 2020
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwesterly 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwesterly 15 knots diminishing to light.
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 24 October 2020

'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 9:30 PM PDT 24 October 2020 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over northern BC interior.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday weakening ridge located over southern
BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located west of Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday dissipating trough located west of
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located over Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 24 October 2020 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will gradually weaken
tonight through Sunday. Gale force northeasterly outflow winds
through the northern and central mainland inlets will weaken to
strong tonight and to light on Sunday morning. Outflow winds over the
southern mainland inlets will persist through tonight and weaken on
Sunday. Gale force northeasterlies will briefly reach Haro and Juan
de Fuca Strait tonight.

A frontal system will move onto Bowie early Sunday morning then
Cross the northern waters through the day. Southeast gales will
develop ahead of the front and shift to strong to gale force
southwesterly in its wake.

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