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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 Met at 09:00UTC Tuesday , 26 January 2021 for the period ending 12:00UTC Thursday.

General Situation

At 06:00UTC high, 1026mb, southern France, expected 1022mb, Austria, by 06:00UTC Wednesday. Low, 973mb, mid-Atlantic, expected to deepen 988mb, by the same time. Weather fronts affect the region throughout the period.

Forecast from 12:00UTC Tuesday to 12:00UTC Wednesday.

Wind: Southerly 5 to 7, perhaps locally gale 8 mid-Channel, veering west to northwest 4 to 6 this evening and decreasing 3 to 4 overnight, then backing west to southwest mid-morning and increasing 5 in the northwest by midday.

Sea state: Slight to moderate with a low swell, but rather rough in the north and west till mid-evening, and locally rough mid-Channel for a time around dusk.

Weather: Rain and drizzle, heavy at times till evening. Mist and a risk of fog patches after dusk.

Visibility: Moderate locally good, becoming moderate to poor by mid-evening, perhaps very poor at times.

Swell:

Outlook from 12:00UTC Wednesday to 12:00UTC Thursday.

Wind: West to southwest 3 to 5, backing southwest 5 to 6 by late evening, veering west to southwest after dawn, locally 7 by midday.

Sea state: Slight to moderate with a low swell, increasing moderate to rough after midnight and rather rough to rough before dawn.

Weather: Occasional rain, drizzle and mist, with a risk of fog patches, especially after dusk.

Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally poor, perhaps locally very poor.

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