Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 25 early this evening then increasing to easterly 35 to 45 near midnight. Wind easterly 35 to 45 Wednesday.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 metres building to 4 to 6 late overnight and to 6 to 8 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2018
Thursday Wind southeasterly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to easterly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30.
Saturday Wind northeast 5 to 15 knots veering to east 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 4:00 PM PST 16 January 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 4:00 PM PST 16 January 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 7:00 p.m. PST tonight intensifying frontal system located west
of Explorer.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PST 16 January 2018 A strong frontal system is developing and will be west of Explorer
early this evening. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop
ahead of this frontal system late this evening. As the system moves
towards Vancouver Island it will continue to intensify. By early
Wednesday morning storm to hurricane force southeasterlies are
expected at West Vancouver Island North and will extend into Queen
Charlotte Sound and the Central Coast.

In the wake of this intense system, gale to storm force
southwesterlies will persist over Explorer and into central
Waters through Wednesday afternoon.

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