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Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2022

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming west 15 early this evening then becoming southeast 15 late this evening. Wind increasing to south 20 to 30 late overnight then becoming southeast 25 to 35 early Friday morning.

Drizzle changing to showers this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2022
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 this evening then building to 2 to 3 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2022
Saturday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind westerly 15 knots diminishing to light.
Monday Wind light increasing to southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 1:07 PM PST 20 January 2022

'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 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating trough located over Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday quasi-stationary ridge located over the
South Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 20 January 2022 A weakened frontal system over the Lower Mainland will depart the
region this morning. In the wake of the system, gale force
Westerlies will continue through Juan de Fuca Strait this morning and
this evening before easing.

A trough over Queen Charlotte Sound this morning is maintaining
widespread strong to gale force westerlies across most outer and
offshore waters. The trough will rapidly weaken through the day and
the westerlies will ease to generally moderate speeds by this
afternoon.

Another frontal system will stall just west of Bowie tonight and
Friday. During this period, southerly gales will develop across
Bowie and parts of the northern waters.

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