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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 Wednesday, 22 February 2017 for the period ending 7am Friday.

General Situation

At midnight low, 963 mb, 250 miles north of Scotland expected to move east with associated fronts slow moving over Britain today. New low, 989 mb, expected northwest Ireland by Thursday, then moving east and deepening with cold front crossing the Channel by afternoon.

Forecast from 7am Wednesday to 7am Thursday.

Wind: West to southwest 5 to 6, locally 7 in the north.

Sea state: Moderate to rather rough Jersey southwards, rather rough to rough Jersey northwards.

Weather: Occasional mist and drizzle, with the risk of fog patches.

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

Swell: 2 to 5 feet. Confused in the north with total waves 7 to 9 feet.

Outlook from 7am Thursday to 7am Friday.

Wind: Southwest 6 to 7, perhaps gale 8 with gusts to 50kt in the north mid-morning, veering west to northwest by midday, decreasing 5 to 6 overnight.

Sea state: Rather rough to rough, increasing rough to very rough by late morning, decreasing rather rough to rough overnight.

Weather: Occasional rain, drizzle, mist or fog patches clearing by late morning. Isolated showers developing by evening.

Visibility: Moderate to very poor becoming moderate to good by afternoon.

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