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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, 31 October 2014 for the period ending 1pm Sunday.

General Situation

At 6 am, high, 1031mb, over the Alps and a deep low over mid-Atlantic maintained a southerly flow over the Channel.

Forecast from 1pm Friday to 1pm Saturday.

Wind: Southeast to south 4 to 5, locally 6 in the north, decreasing 3 to 4 after midnight and veering west to southwest, increasing 4 to 5 again during the morning.

Sea state: Slight to moderate in the south, moderate to rather rough in the north.

Weather: Fair, becoming cloudy overnight with a little rain at times in the morning.

Visibility: Moderate to good, locally poor in rain later.

Swell: Becoming 2 to 4 feet overnight

Outlook from 1pm Saturday to 1pm Sunday.

Wind: West to southwest 4 to 5, increasing 5 to 6 by late afternoon and backing southwest to south, further increasing 6 to 7 overnight.

Sea state: Moderate to rather rough, becoming rather rough to rough.

Weather: Fair, becoming cloudy overnight with rain by dawn Sunday morning.

Visibility: Moderate to good, locally poor in rain.

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