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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 10am Monday, 28 May 2018 for the period ending 1pm Wednesday.

General Situation

At 7 a.m., shallow low, 1014mb, over west Biscay, expected to fill. Further thundery low northwest Spain expected to move north to be near Bordeaux by Tuesday morning.

Forecast from 1pm Monday to 1pm Tuesday.

Wind: Locally west to northwest 2 to 4 in the southwest of the area until late afternoon, otherwise variable or northeast 1 to 3, occasionally 4, becoming generally north to northeast 3 to 4 by dawn, locally 5 mid- Channel.

Sea state: Smooth or slight, becoming slight occasionally moderate by morning.

Weather: Some mist or fog patches. Scattered thundery showers developing from late afternoon, locally heavy with the risk of hail.

Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally poor or very poor.

Swell: 2 feet.

Outlook from 1pm Tuesday to 1pm Wednesday.

Wind: Northeasterly 3 to 4, locally 5, decreasing 2 to 4 in the evening.

Sea state: Slight, occasionally moderate, with a low swell.

Weather: Some mist or fog patches. Scattered thundery showers, locally heavy with the risk of hail, becoming less frequent by evening.

Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally poor or very poor.

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