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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 Thursday, 26 November 2015 for the period ending 1pm Saturday.

General Situation

At 6 a.m., high, 1041mb, nearly stationary north of the Azores. Warm front over western Ireland and the mouth of the Channel was moving slowly east towards the Channel Islands.

Forecast from 1pm Thursday to 1pm Friday.

Wind: Northerly 2 to 4, backing southwesterly by midnight, increasing 4 to 5 during the morning, locally 6 in the north by midday.

Sea state: Slight, locally moderate by midday Thursday.

Weather: Patchy rain or drizzle mainly after midnight.

Visibility: Mainly good, becoming moderate to poor after midnight.

Swell: 2 to 4 feet, becoming not significant during Friday morning.

Outlook from 1pm Friday to 1pm Saturday.

Wind: Southwest to west 5 to 6, veering northwest by evening and increasing 6 to 7, backing west to southwest overnight, decreasing 5 to 6 for a time around dawn, then 6 to 7, locally gale 8 in the north by afternoon.

Sea state: Slight to moderate, becoming rather rough to rough in the evening.

Weather: Rain, heavier and persistent with a risk of thunder from late afternoon, clearing late evening. Scattered squally showers developing Saturday morning.

Visibility: Moderate to poor becoming good, except in showers later.

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