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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Shipping forecast

For the area bounded by latitude 50N, the French coast between Cap de la Hague and Île de Bréhat and longitude 3W.

Issued by the Jersey Meteorological Department at 10am Friday, 09 December 2016 for the period ending 1pm Sunday.

General Situation

At 6am, high 1038mb, over the Alps and complex low 967mb, over the Atlantic, maintained a southerly flow over the Channel.

Forecast from 1pm Friday to 1pm Saturday.

Wind: Southerly 4 to 5, perhaps 6 at times in the north, increasing 5 to 6 Saturday morning.

Sea state: Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north, becoming moderate to rather rough Saturday morning.

Weather: Misty with fog patches at times.

Visibility: Moderate to poor, occasionally very poor.

Swell: 3 to 7 feet, becoming 4 to 10 feet.

Outlook from 1pm Saturday to 1pm Sunday.

Wind: South to southwest 5 to 6, perhaps with gusts to 35kt, veering northwest in the evening, decreasing 4 to 5 by dawn, backing west 2 to 4 by midday.

Sea state: Moderate to rather rough with a moderate swell, becoming slight to moderate on Sunday.

Weather: Risk of mist patches. Outbreaks of rain by early evening, clearing around midnight.

Visibility: Mainly moderate, occasionally poor in rain or any mist, becoming good later.

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