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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 10pm Tuesday, 28 March 2017 for the period ending 1am Friday.

General Situation

At 7pm, a complex area of low pressure over the Atlantic was slow moving, with associated fronts crossing the Channel overnight.

Forecast from 1am Wednesday to 1am Thursday.

Wind: South to southwest 4 to 5 occasionally 6 until morning.

Sea state: Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north until morning.

Weather: Occasional light rain until morning, then isolated showers. Risk of mist patches.

Visibility: Moderate to good, perhaps poor at times.

Swell: 2 to 3 feet increasing 4 to 7 feet Wednesday evening.

Outlook from 1am Thursday to 1am Friday.

Wind: Southerly 4 to 5, decreasing 2 to 4 Thursday afternoon.

Sea state: Slight to moderate with a low to moderate swell.

Weather: Mist patches near the French coast Thursday morning.

Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

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