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Channel Islands shipping forecast

For the area bounded by latitude 50°N, the French coast between Cap de la Hague and Ile de Brehat and longitude 3°W.

Issued by the Jersey Met at 15:00UTC Monday , 26 October 2020 for the period ending 18:00UTC Wednesday.

General Situation

At 12:00UTC low, 985mb, over Scotland, expected to move east and fill, losing its identity by 12:00UTC Tuesday. Low, 960mb mid Atlantic, expected to move east and deepen to be 943mb west of Rockall by the same time.

Forecast from 18:00UTC Monday to 18:00UTC Tuesday.

Wind: Westerly 4 to 6, locally 7 at first, backing southwest to south before dawn, increasing 6 to 7 in the morning, veering southwest to west 4 to 6 around midday, perhaps locally 7 later.

Sea state: Rather rough to rough, perhaps locally very rough in the west at first, decreasing moderate in the south and east Tuesday morning, with a low swell.

Weather: Scattered showers, locally heavy with a risk of hail and thunder at first. Rain from before dawn, clearing by midday, then scattered showers developing.

Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

Outlook from 18:00UTC Tuesday to 18:00UTC Wednesday.

Wind: Southwest to west 6 to 7, locally 5 at first, perhaps occasionally gale 8 mid-Channel from midnight.

Sea state: Rather rough to rough, locally moderate with a low swell in the south and east at first, increasing rough to very rough by Wednesday morning.

Weather: Scattered showers, locally heavy with a risk of hail and thunder.

Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

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