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 Tuesday, 26 July 2016 for the period ending 1am
At 7pm high, 1032mb, north of the Azores extended
a ridge across Biscay to the Channel. A series of weak
fronts were moving east over the Atlantic and Britain
affecting the Channel at times.
Forecast from 1am Wednesday to 1am
Wind: Southwest 4 to 5, locally west near the Brittany
coast at first, perhaps increasing 6 for a time mid Channel
around dawn, veering west by midday, decreasing 3 to 4
Sea state: Slight to moderate.
Weather: Occasional light rain or drizzle. Mist and fog
patches by dawn, perhaps clearing in the north for a time
Visibility: Moderate to very poor, perhaps locally good at
first and again Wednesday evening.
Swell: Not significant.
Outlook from 1am Thursday to 1am
Wind: West 3 to 4, backing southwest after dawn,
increasing 4 to 5 by mid morning, perhaps locally 6 mid
Channel for a time in the afternoon, veering west by
Sea state: Slight to moderate with a low swell.
Weather: Occasional rain and drizzle. Mist and fog
Visibility: Moderate to very poor, perhaps occasionally