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Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 May 2022

Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 20 to 30 late this evening then diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 Tuesday afternoon. Wind backing to east 15 to 25 Tuesday evening.

Showers. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon and this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 May 2022
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 May 2022
Wednesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to east 10 to 20 in the morning then becoming northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 16 May 2022 Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday deepening trough located west of the
offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday trough located over Hecate Strait.

At 9:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday approaching low 997 mb located west
of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 PM PDT 16 May 2022 A ridge of high pressure over west coast Vancouver Island will result
in gale force inflow winds through east entrance of Juan de Fuca
strait into early evening.

Another trough will move through the offshore waters Tuesday.
Southerly gales will develop over Hecate Strait to Explorer near
midday Tuesday.

A low pressure centre will move over Explorer Tuesday evening then
cross Vancouver Island on Wednesday. Unseasonably strong winds are
associated with this low. Gale to storm force southerly winds will
develop ahead of the low over Explorer and west coast Vancouver
Island Tuesday night. Southeast gales are expected for inner South
Coast waters. Winds will shift to gale to storm force
west-northwesterly in the wake of the low.

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