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Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 February 2023

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to east 15 to 25 early this morning then backing to northerly 15 to 25 early this afternoon. Wind backing to westerly 20 to 30 early this evening then diminishing to west 15 overnight. Wind backing to south 15 Wednesday morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Wednesday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Wednesday evening.

Scattered showers ending near midnight. Rain Wednesday afternoon and evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 February 2023
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 February 2023
Thursday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to south 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.
Saturday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 February 2023

'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 7 February 2023 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.
By 7:00 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 7:00 a.m. PST today low 998 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1002 mb located over northern Hecate
Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday approaching frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PST 7 February 2023 A frontal system over Vancouver Island will continue to move
southeastward across the South Coast this morning. Strong to gale
force southeasterlies in the Strait of Georgia will ease and shift
To moderate to strong southwesterlies this morning, with
Westerly gales developing in the Juan de Fuca Strait this afternoon.

A 998 millibar low will approach Southern Bowie this morning and
reach the mainland North Coast this evening. Gale force westerlies
In its vicinity will develop over parts of the offshore and central
waters this morning. Local storm force westerlies can be expected
south of the low. Gale force outflow can be expected near midday
Near Portland Inlet. Winds will ease to moderate to strong
Westerlies in the wake of the low tonight.

A new Pacific front will approach the coast on Wednesday. The front
will bring widespread gale to storm force southeasterlies to
Offshore waters on Wednesday morning and then to all northern and
central waters by Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening.

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