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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 09:00UTC Tuesday , 25 February 2020 for the period ending 12:00UTC Thursday.

General Situation

At 06:00UTC low, Fisher, 979mb, expected southern Sweden, 979mb, by 00:00 UTC on Wednesday. New low expected 350 miles west of Shannon, 1002mb, by 12:00 UTC on Wednesday.

Forecast from 12:00UTC Tuesday to 12:00UTC Wednesday.

Wind: West 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times with gusts to 55kt, veering northwest by late evening.

Sea state: Rather rough to rough, increasing very rough to high in northwest during the afternoon.

Weather: Showers, heavy and thundery at times, some with hail.

Visibility: Good, occasionally poor.

Swell:

Outlook from 12:00UTC Wednesday to 12:00UTC Thursday.

Wind: Northwest 5 to 7, backing west 4 to 6 by evening, then backing south around midnight, veering west 6 to gale 8 by dawn, then veering northerly 5 to 7 later.

Sea state: Rough to very rough, decreasing moderate to rather rough with a low to moderate swell for a time late evening to late morning in southeast.

Weather: Isolated showers, then rain at times from late evening, becoming persistent, locally heavy, for a time between midnight and dawn, then becoming fair by late morning.

Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally poor later.

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