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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 4am Friday, 09 December 2016 for the period ending 7am Sunday.

General Situation

At midnight, high 1038mb, over central Europe and complex low 968mb, over the Atlantic, maintained a southerly flow over the Channel.

Forecast from 7am Friday to 7am Saturday.

Wind: Southerly 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 at times in the north.

Sea state: Slight to moderate, perhaps locally rather rough in the north later.

Weather: Mist and risk of fog patches, mainly this morning and again after midnight.

Visibility: Moderate to good, locally poor or very poor at times.

Swell: 3 to 7 feet, becoming 4 to 10 feet.

Outlook from 7am Saturday to 7am Sunday.

Wind: South to southwest 4 to 5, increasing 5 to 6 Saturday morning, perhaps with gusts to 35kt, veering northwest in the evening, decreasing 4 to 5 after midnight.

Sea state: Slight to moderate, increasing moderate to rather rough Saturday morning, with a moderate swell.

Weather: Risk of mist patches. Outbreaks of rain in the afternoon, clearing by early Sunday morning.

Visibility: Mainly moderate, occasionally poor in rain or any mist, becoming good later.

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