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 Wednesday, 17 December 2014 for the period ending 1am
At 6pm, low, 953 mb, slow moving over Iceland and
high, 1035 mb, east of the Azores, maintained a strong
westerly flow over the Channel.
Forecast from 1am Thursday to 1am
Wind: West 6 to 7 with gusts to 45kt, backing southwest
during the afternoon and increasing locally gale 8 mid
Sea state: Rough, locally very rough mid Channel
Weather: Occasional drizzle. Rain in the north of the area
late Thursday evening.
Visibility: Moderate to poor.
Swell: Confused with total waves 9 to 14
Outlook from 1am Friday to 1am
Wind: Southwest 6 to 7 with gusts to 45kt, locally gale
8 mid Channel, veering northwest around mid morning and
decreasing 4 to 5, backing west late Friday
Sea state: Rough to very rough, locally rather rough in the
far southeast, decreasing moderate to rather rough
Weather: Outbreaks of rain heavy at times, clearing by
Visibility: Moderate to poor, becoming mainly good by