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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 Tuesday , 28 January 2020 for the period ending 06:00UTC Thursday.

General Situation

At 00:00UTC complex low with two centres, 969mb, south and southwest of Iceland, expected to fill slowly whilst moving east, with associated troughs affecting the Channel through the period.

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

Wind: Westerly 6 to gale 8 with gusts to 55kt, decreasing 5 to 7 late evening, locally 4 in the early hours tomorrow.

Sea state: Rough to very rough, perhaps locally high in the far west of the area until late evening.

Weather: Frequent squally showers, locally heavy with hail and thunder. Showers easing this evening and becoming isolated overnight.

Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

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

Wind: West to northwest 4 to 6, locally 7 at first, backing southwesterly 3 to 5 by dusk, then southerly overnight, perhaps increasing 6 mid-Channel.

Sea state: Rather rough to rough, locally very rough in the far west of the area at first, decreasing slight to moderate with a low swell by dusk.

Weather: Isolated showers, dying out by early afternoon. Patchy rain and drizzle spreading in from the west in the early hours of Thursday.

Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

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