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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 03:00UTC Saturday , 13 April 2024 for the period ending 06:00UTC Monday.

General Situation

At 00:00UTC low, 986mb Faeroes, expected 990mb off Stavanger by Sunday. High, 1033mb southern Germany, slow moving.

Forecast from 06:00UTC Saturday to 06:00UTC Sunday.

Wind: South to southwest 2 to 4, veering west to northwest 3 to 5 during afternoon, decreasing 3 to 4 overnight.

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

Weather: Mist and a risk of fog in the northwest, spreading southeastward across the area by evening, clearing later.

Visibility: Good, locally moderate to poor or very poor at times.

Outlook from 06:00UTC Sunday to 06:00UTC Monday.

Wind: Northwest to north 2 to 3, backing westerly 3 to 5 by evening. Increasing westerly 5 to 6 overnight, perhaps occasionally 7 mid-channel by dawn.

Sea state: Smooth to slight, with a low swell, increasing moderate to rather rough in the west and north overnight.

Weather: The chance of patchy rain by dusk. Scattered blustery showers by dawn.

Visibility: Good, locally moderate to poor later.

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