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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 10pm Wednesday, 17 December 2014 for the period ending 1am Saturday.

General Situation

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 Friday.

Wind: West 6 to 7 with gusts to 45kt, backing southwest during the afternoon and increasing locally gale 8 mid Channel.

Sea state: Rough, locally very rough mid Channel later.

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 feet.

Outlook from 1am Friday to 1am Saturday.

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 evening.

Sea state: Rough to very rough, locally rather rough in the far southeast, decreasing moderate to rather rough later.

Weather: Outbreaks of rain heavy at times, clearing by afternoon.

Visibility: Moderate to poor, becoming mainly good by afternoon.

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