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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 Thursday, 23 March 2017 for the period ending 7am Saturday.

General Situation

At midnight complex low, 1005mb, over southern Britain, the Channel and Biscay expected to move slowly south on Friday, as high pressure builds over the UK.

Forecast from 7am Thursday to 7am Friday.

Wind: Northeast 4 to 5, increasing 5 to 6 this afternoon, and 7 Guernsey northwards with gusts to 45kt, gradually veering east to southeast 3 to 5 this evening, but remaining northeast 6 mid-Channel.

Sea state: Slight to moderate, increasing rather rough for a time this afternoon and evening, and rough Guernsey northwards.

Weather: Isolated showers, becoming more frequent or prolonged this afternoon, mainly clearing this evening. Risk of hail and thunder.

Visibility: Good, becoming moderate to poor at times.

Swell: 3 to 7 feet, decreasing 2 to 3 feet overnight. Becoming confused Guernsey northwards for a time, with total waves 8 to 11 feet.

Outlook from 7am Friday to 7am Saturday.

Wind: East to northeast 3 in the south to 6 in the north, generally increasing 6 to 7 by late afternoon.

Sea state: Slight increasing moderate in the south with a swell, rather rough in the north and west increasing rough in the evening.

Weather: Risk of showers in the north.

Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate.

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