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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 Monday , 05 December 2022 for the period ending 18:00UTC Wednesday.

General Situation

At 12:00UTC high, 1048mb, over Greenland extended a ridge to the British Isles, expected to persist. Low, 1009mb, slow moving west of Biscay expected, 1014mb by 12:00UTC on Tuesday.

Forecast from 18:00UTC Monday to 18:00UTC Tuesday.

Wind: East to southeast 3 to 5, locally east to northeast 5 or perhaps occasionally 6 mid-Channel, becoming generally northeasterly 3 to 5 later.

Sea state: Smooth or slight with a low swell developing, becoming moderate mid-Channel for a time.

Weather: Local haze. Scattered showers in the north of the area, spreading south later. Risk of mist near French coasts for a time at first.

Visibility: Moderate to good, perhaps locally poor.

Outlook from 18:00UTC Tuesday to 18:00UTC Wednesday.

Wind: Northeast 3 to 4, occasionally 5 at first, backing north later.

Sea state: Smooth or slight.

Weather: Local haze. Isolated showers. Risk of mist or fog patches near French coasts overnight and early morning.

Visibility: Moderate to good, perhaps locally poor or very poor.

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