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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 4am Wednesday, 18 July 2018 for the period ending 7am Friday.

General Situation

At 1am, a ridge of high pressure covered the Channel.

Forecast from 7am Wednesday to 7am Thursday.

Wind: Northerly 2 to 3 in the south, increasing 3 to 4 by afternoon, occasionally 5, veering northeast overnight. Southwest or variable 1 to 3 in the north, becoming north to northeast 2 to 4 during the afternoon.

Sea state: Smooth or slight, perhaps locally moderate in the southeast.

Weather: Fair or cloudy.

Visibility: Good.

Swell: 2 to 4 feet.

Outlook from 7am Thursday to 7am Friday.

Wind: North to northeast 3 to 4, locally 5 in the south at first, becoming westerly or variable 2 to 4 Jersey southward for a time in the afternoon.

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

Weather: Isolated thundery showers from late afternoon.

Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate to poor in showers.

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