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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 Tuesday, 26 July 2016 for the period ending 1am Friday.

General Situation

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 Thursday.

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 Wednesday evening.

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 Wednesday evening.

Visibility: Moderate to very poor, perhaps locally good at first and again Wednesday evening.

Swell: Not significant.

Outlook from 1am Thursday to 1am Friday.

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 Thursday evening.

Sea state: Slight to moderate with a low swell.

Weather: Occasional rain and drizzle. Mist and fog patches.

Visibility: Moderate to very poor, perhaps occasionally good.

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