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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 Thursday , 13 August 2020 for the period ending 18:00UTC Saturday.

General Situation

At 12:00UTC complex low extending from the English Channel and Normandy, into the Low Countries, 1011mb, expected Sea Area Thames with little change by 12:00UTC tomorrow.

Forecast from 18:00UTC Thursday to 18:00UTC Friday.

Wind: Variable 1 to 3, becoming west to southwest 3 to 5 by midnight, veering northwest from late morning in the far south of the area.

Sea state: Smooth or slight, increasing mainly moderate by tomorrow afternoon with a low swell.

Weather: Widespread mist or haze with fog banks. Thundery rain, mainly near French coasts and in the north, often heavy, gradually clearing away northwards from dawn tomorrow.

Visibility: Moderate to poor, occasionally very poor, becoming good by early afternoon tomorrow.

Outlook from 18:00UTC Friday to 18:00UTC Saturday.

Wind: West to northwest 3 to 4, occasionally 5 until late afternoon, becoming variable 1 to 3 by late morning on Saturday.

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

Weather: Fair or fine.

Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate later.

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