Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early this morning then diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 early this afternoon. Wind increasing to south 20 to 30 this evening then becoming south 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind south 25 to 35 Friday.

Showers this morning. Rain beginning near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 this morning and to 5 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2019
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots veering to northwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind north 10 to 20 knots.
Monday 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 24 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 24 January 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over the Central Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PST 24 January 2019 A frontal system over Bowie will track across Haida Gwaii today and
weaken as it reaches the Central Coast tonight. Ahead of the front,
southerly gales over Bowie will spread to the northern coastal waters
later this morning. Winds over the northern waters will ease below
gale force late this afternoon.

Another front will approach the offshore waters tonight. Gale force
southerlies will redevelop over the northern waters early Friday
morning.

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