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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 Wednesday, 27 July 2016 for the period ending 1pm Friday.

General Situation

At 7 a.m. high, 1032mb, north of the Azores extended a declining ridge to the Channel. A series of weak fronts were moving east over the Atlantic and Britain affecting the Channel at times.

Forecast from 1pm Wednesday to 1pm Thursday.

Wind: West 4 to 5, decreasing 3 to 4 by evening, backing southwest 4 to 5 by mid-morning Thursday, perhaps 6 mid-Channel by midday.

Sea state: Slight to moderate.

Weather: Mist and fog patches, with occasional light rain and drizzle, clearing for a time overnight.

Visibility: Moderate to very poor, becoming moderate to good for a time overnight.

Swell: 2 to 3 feet.

Outlook from 1pm Thursday to 1pm Friday.

Wind: Southwest 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 mid-Channel in the afternoon, veering west by evening, decreasing 3 to 4 during Friday morning.

Sea state: Moderate with a low swell.

Weather: Mist and fog patches clearing overnight. Occasional rain and drizzle becoming very light and patchy by Friday.

Visibility: Moderate to very poor, becoming moderate to good on Friday.

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