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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 03:00UTC Monday , 27 March 2023 for the period ending 06:00UTC Wednesday.

General Situation

At 00:00UTC high, 1025mb, just north of Ireland and high, 1029mb, north Spain expected to build, then move east to be over Germany by Tuesday. Low, 981mb, mid-Atlantic slow moving with associated fronts reaching the Channel on Tuesday.

Forecast from 06:00UTC Monday to 06:00UTC Tuesday.

Wind: Southeast to south 2 to 4, locally variable at times, increasing 4 to 5 around midnight, locally 6 toward dawn.

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

Weather: Isolated showers dying out early afternoon. Patchy light rain toward dawn.

Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook from 06:00UTC Tuesday to 06:00UTC Wednesday.

Wind: Southerly 5 to 6, locally 7 in the north of the area, decreasing 3 to 5 by evening.

Sea state: Slight with a low swell, increasing moderate in the south to rather rough in the north by midday, locally rough for a time, generally decreasing slight with a low swell overnight.

Weather: Occasional rain and drizzle. Mist and a risk of fog patches by evening.

Visibility: Moderate to good, becoming moderate to poor by evening, perhaps locally very poor.

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