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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 Meteorological Department at 10am Monday, 18 February 2019 for the period ending 1pm Wednesday.

General Situation

At 6 a.m., low 979 mb, 200 miles northeast of Iceland, moving slowly northeast and filling, with associated occlusion and weak cold front moving slowly and erratically east through the area.

Forecast from 1pm Monday to 1pm Tuesday.

Wind: Southwest to south 3 to 5, perhaps locally 6 mid- Channel, gradually veering westerly by evening, then backing west to southwest 3 to 4 by dawn, perhaps locally 5 mid Channel later.

Sea state: Slight, occasionally moderate in the north.

Weather: Occasional rain, drizzle and mist clearing to isolated showers in the evening. Some mist or fog patches near French coasts clearing this afternoon.

Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally poor, perhaps very poor near French coasts.

Swell: 5 to 12 feet, gradually decreasing 4 to 8 feet overnight, then 4 to 6 feet later.

Outlook from 1pm Tuesday to 1pm Wednesday.

Wind: West to southwest 3 to 4, locally 5 mid Channel, backing southwest to south by evening, increasing 5 Jersey northwards for a time overnight, perhaps locally 6 mid- Channel.

Sea state: Slight, occasionally moderate in the north, perhaps rather rough in the north later, with a low swell.

Weather: Fair. Risk of coastal fog mainly along French coasts Wednesday morning.

Visibility: Good, perhaps locally poor or very poor.

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