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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 Wednesday, 28 January 2015 for the period ending 7am Friday.

General Situation

At midnight low, 971 mb, near Iceland expected to move east and deepen with associated cold front crossing the area by early afternoon.

Forecast from 7am Wednesday to 7am Thursday.

Wind: Southwest 5 to 6, increasing 6 to 7 during the morning, veering west to northwest by midday, occasionally gale 8.

Sea state: Rather rough to rough increasing rough to very rough by early afternoon.

Weather: Occasional rain or drizzle clearing around midday. Isolated squally showers developing, becoming frequent overnight.

Visibility: Moderate to good, locally poor at times.

Swell: Confused with total wave heights 6 to 8 feet increasing 9 to 14 feet.

Outlook from 7am Thursday to 7am Friday.

Wind: West to northwest 6 to gale 8.

Sea state: Rough to very rough.

Weather: Squally rain or hail showers. Risk of thunder.

Visibility: Moderate to good, locally poor at times.

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