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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 4pm Wednesday, 14 November 2018 for the period ending 7pm Friday.

General Situation

At midday, high, 1033 mb, centred over Germany expected to drift east, maintaining a ridge across the Channel and Biscay. Warm front, orientated W to E in northern France, slowly moves north across the Channel Islands during the late afternoon.

Forecast from 7pm Wednesday to 7pm Thursday.

Wind: South to southeast 3 to 4, backing southeast in the morning and increasing 4 to 5, veering south 3 to 4 from late afternoon.

Sea state: Slight, locally moderate in the northwest around midday.

Weather: Mist and a risk of fog patches spreading north from French coasts overnight.

Visibility: Moderate to good, becoming locally poor or very poor overnight.

Swell: 3 to 6 feet.

Outlook from 7pm Thursday to 7pm Friday.

Wind: South to southeast 3 to 4, decreasing 2 to 3 for a time overnight, backing east to southeast by Friday evening.

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

Weather: Mist and a risk of fog patches, mainly overnight and Friday morning.

Visibility: Moderate to good, locally poor to very poor at times.

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