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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 10am Saturday, 23 March 2019 for the period ending 1pm Monday.

General Situation

At 6am, high, 1037mb, over the mid-Atlantic, extends a strong ridge across the Channel and into Europe. Weak cold front, lying Cornwall to Essex, move southeast to become slow moving over north of the Channel later today.

Forecast from 1pm Saturday to 1pm Sunday.

Wind: East to northeast 2 to 3, increasing 3 to 4 by late afternoon, locally 5 at times form late afternoon until dawn tomorrow, then backing northeast to north towards midday tomorrow.

Sea state: Slight, occasionally smooth till dusk, perhaps locally moderate overnight.

Weather: Occasional mist or haze. Occasional light rain or drizzle across far north of area from late afternoon, and spreading south to all parts tonight and tomorrow morning, becoming fair in far north of area by midday tomorrow.

Visibility: Moderate, locally poor or very poor, especially tomorrow morning.

Swell: 2 to 4 feet.

Outlook from 1pm Sunday to 1pm Monday.

Wind: Northerly 3 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 in the evening.

Sea state: Slight, locally moderate overnight, with a low swell.

Weather: Patchy drizzle and mist in all but far north of area at first. Fair or fine conditions spreading from the north to all parts by late afternoon.

Visibility: Moderate to poor, becoming good.

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