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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 Meteorological Department at 10pm Tuesday, 21 May 2019 for the period ending 1am Friday.

General Situation

At 7pm Tuesday, high pressure, 1022mb, centred just west of the isles of Scilly, expected to drift southeast to be over northern France by Wednesday evening.

Forecast from 1am Wednesday to 1am Thursday.

Wind: Northwest or variable 1 to 3, becoming mainly southwesterly by sunrise and then mainly north or northeast during afternoon, but locally remaining variable.

Sea state: Smooth or slight.

Weather: Mist patches with a risk of fog patches near French coasts, dispersing soon after sunrise, otherwise fine.

Visibility: Good, locally moderate to very poor till around sunrise, mainly near French coasts.

Swell: 1 to 3 feet.

Outlook from 1am Thursday to 1am Friday.

Wind: North or northwest 1 to 3, locally variable, backing west to northwest by midday, then veering northerly 2 to 3 by midnight.

Sea state: Smooth or slight, with a low swell.

Weather: Mist patches with a risk of fog patches near French coasts overnight and early morning, otherwise fair or fine.

Visibility: Good, locally moderate to very poor overnight and early morning, mainly near French coasts.

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