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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 4pm Thursday, 02 October 2014 for the period ending 7pm Saturday.

General Situation

at 1 p.m., a ridge extending southwest across southern Britain and the Channel is beginning to decline.

Forecast from 7pm Thursday to 7pm Friday.

Wind: Variable 1 to 3 becoming south to southwest overnight, occasionally 4 in the north of the area tomorrow afternoon.

Sea state: Smooth or slight.

Weather: Some mist or fog patches tomorrow morning.

Visibility: Good but locally moderate to very poor in the morning.

Swell: 3-5ft.

Outlook from 7pm Friday to 7pm Saturday.

Wind: Southerly 2 to 4 increasing 5 to 6 overnight, veering northwest Saturday morning, decreasing 4 later in the afternoon.

Sea state: Slight with swell becoming moderate, locally rather rough for a time.

Weather: A period of rain from around dawn, perhaps locally heavy, clearing by late morning.

Visibility: Good becoming locally moderate to poor in rain.

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