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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 10am Wednesday, 12 December 2018 for the period ending 1pm Friday.

General Situation

At 6am, low, 943mb, 500 miles north of Azores, expected to move north and deepen. High, 1036mb, Norway, expected to intensify.

Forecast from 1pm Wednesday to 1pm Thursday.

Wind: South to southeast 4 to 5, occasionally 6, then southeast 5 to 6 this evening, occasionally 7 in the north and west of the area by midnight, backing southeast to east by dawn.

Sea state: Slight to moderate in the south and east, locally rather rough in the north and west, becoming rough this evening.

Weather: Rather cloudy.

Visibility: Good.

Swell: 3 to 8 feet, becoming confused with total wave becoming 6 to 11 feet by midnight.

Outlook from 1pm Thursday to 1pm Friday.

Wind: Southeast to east 5 to 6, occasionally 7 in the north of the area until evening, decreasing 4 to 5 by midnight, then southeast 3 to 4 in the morning.

Sea state: Moderate to rather rough, locally rough mid- Channel until the evening, decreasing slight to moderate by morning but with a moderate swell.

Weather: Rather cloudy.

Visibility: Good.

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