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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 4pm Wednesday, 20 August 2014 for the period ending 7pm Friday.

General Situation

At 1 p.m, high, 1030 mb over mid-Atlantic extended a ridge to Biscay. Low, 1010 mb, 250 miles northwest of Scotland, expected to move southeast and deepen.

Forecast from 7pm Wednesday to 7pm Thursday.

Wind: Northwest to west 3 to 4, backing westerly Thursday morning, increasing 4 to 5 in the afternoon.

Sea state: Slight, becoming locally moderate tomorrow afternoon.

Weather: Isolated showers.

Visibility: Good, locally moderate in showers.

Swell: Not significant.

Outlook from 7pm Thursday to 7pm Friday.

Wind: Southwest to west 4 to 5, increasing 5, perhaps locally 6 for a time overnight, veering northwest Friday afternoon and decreasing 3 to 4.

Sea state: Moderate becoming slight later.

Weather: Isolated showers, becoming more frequent Friday morning.

Visibility: Good, locally moderate in showers.

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