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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 4am Sunday, 17 November 2019 for the period ending 7am Tuesday.

General Situation

At midnight, low, 1008mb, centred over sea area Sole, expected to move southeast to be 1007mb near Toulouse by 6 p.m. with high pressure, 1025mb, in mid Atlantic expected to move east towards Ireland.

Forecast from 7am Sunday to 7am Monday.

Wind: Variable 1 to 3, occasionally in southeast of area, south to southeast 2 to 4, occasionally in the northwest of area, north to northeast 2 to 4. By mid- evening becoming north to northeast 3 to 4 and increasing 4 to 5 tonight, perhaps 6 in north overnight.

Sea state: Smooth or slight increasing slight to moderate overnight.

Weather: Scattered showers, isolated heavy. Mist patches near French coasts clearing by late morning.

Visibility: Good, locally moderate or poor at times.

Swell: 2 to 4 feet developing.

Outlook from 7am Monday to 7am Tuesday.

Wind: North to northeast 4 to 5, perhaps 6 in north at first, backing north to northwest 4 in the afternoon and backing west to southwest 2 to 4 overnight.

Sea state: Slight to moderate, perhaps rather rough around Alderney for a time late morning, then decreasing slight by midnight.

Weather: Scattered showers, becoming isolated by evening.

Visibility: Good, perhaps locally moderate.

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