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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 03:00UTC Wednesday , 19 February 2020 for the period ending 06:00UTC Friday.

General Situation

At 00:00UTC low, 992mb, sea area Fair Isle expected to fill, another low, 981mb, mid-Atlantic, expected to move northeast to be 947mb, just southeast of Iceland by midnight Thursday.

Forecast from 06:00UTC Wednesday to 06:00UTC Thursday.

Wind: Northwest to west 4 to 5, backing southwesterly 5 to 6 by noon, then southwest to south 6 to 7 overnight.

Sea state: Moderate to rather rough with a low swell, increasing rough in the northwest in the afternoon.

Weather: Occasional rain or drizzle, turning showery.

Visibility: Moderate to good.

Swell:

Outlook from 06:00UTC Thursday to 06:00UTC Friday.

Wind: Southwest to south 6 to gale 8, veering northwesterly in the afternoon, decreasing 5 to 6 in the evening, backing west to southwest 4 to 5 overnight.

Sea state: Rather rough to rough, locally moderate with a low swell in the southeast at first, generally increasing rough to very rough during the afternoon, decreasing moderate to rather rough with a low swell overnight.

Weather: Occasional rain or showers, becoming persistent and heavy for a time late morning and early afternoon.

Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

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