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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 10pm Sunday, 23 April 2017 for the period ending 1am Wednesday.

General Situation

At 7 p.m. a ridge of high pressure over the Channel was expected to decline as a low, 1006mb, near Shetland moves quickly east.

Forecast from 1am Monday to 1am Tuesday.

Wind: East or variable 1 to 3, becoming mainly westerly Monday morning, increasing 3 to 4 during the afternoon, then veering north 5 to 6 by midnight.

Sea state: Smooth or slight, becoming moderate to rather rough late evening.

Weather: Risk of mist patches near the French coast early morning. Occasional rain spreading from the north late evening.

Visibility: Good, perhaps locally moderate to poor early morning and in rain later.

Swell: Not significant.

Outlook from 1am Tuesday to 1am Wednesday.

Wind: North 5 to 6, decreasing 4 to 5 around dawn, perhaps 3 to 4 by late afternoon.

Sea state: Moderate to rather rough, decreasing slight at times later.

Weather: Occasional rain clearing by dawn. Isolated showers developing late morning, becoming scattered in the evening with a risk of hail and thunder.

Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain and in showers later.

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