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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 Jersey Met at 21:00UTC Thursday , 20 June 2024 for the period ending 00:00UTC Sunday.

General Situation

At 18:00UTC high, 1028mb, Azores, extended a ridge across northern Europe, expected to gradually decline. Low, 1016mb, southern France, moving eastwards and losing its identity.

Forecast from 00:00UTC Friday to 00:00UTC Saturday.

Wind: North to northeast 2 to 3, occasionally variable 1 to 2 overnight, backing west by dawn, increasing 3 to 5 by late afternoon, then backing south to southwest later.

Sea state: Smooth or slight, increasing slight to moderate with a low swell, from late afternoon.

Weather: Rain or drizzle from late afternoon.

Visibility: Good or very good, becoming locally moderate to poor.

Outlook from 00:00UTC Saturday to 00:00UTC Sunday.

Wind: West to southwest 3 to 5, perhaps locally 6 at first, veering west to northwest overnight and decreasing 3 to 4 by late morning.

Sea state: Slight to moderate, locally rather rough overnight, decreasing smooth or slight later, a low swell throughout.

Weather: Rain or drizzle, moving east and clearing by dawn. A risk of isolated showers until midday.

Visibility: Good, locally moderate to poor at times.

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