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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 10pm Saturday, 28 March 2015 for the period ending 1am Tuesday.

General Situation

At 6 p.m. low, 977 mb, near Shetland expected to move northeast and deepen with associated cold front over the Channel moving southeast. Low, 992 mb, just northwest of Ireland expected to move east with associated fronts affecting the Channel on Sunday.

Forecast from 1am Sunday to 1am Monday.

Wind: Southwest to west 6 to 7, increasing 7 to gale 8 around dawn, decreasing 6 to 7 late afternoon, veering west to northwest early evening, decreasing 4 to 5 by midnight.

Sea state: Rough, increasing rough to very rough during the morning, decreasing rather rough to rough in the evening.

Weather: Occasional rain or drizzle.

Visibility: Moderate occasionally poor.

Swell: Becoming confused with total waves 10 to 17 feet by midday, decreasing 7 to 11 feet in the evening.

Outlook from 1am Monday to 1am Tuesday.

Wind: Northwest to west 4 to 5, backing west to southwest before dawn, increasing 5 to 6 by midday and 6 to gale 8 by evening.

Sea state: Moderate to rather rough with swell, increasing rough to very rough by evening.

Weather: Occasional rain or drizzle.

Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally moderate to poor.

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