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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 Jersey Met at 03:00UTC Sunday , 24 September 2023 for the period ending 06:00UTC Tuesday.

General Situation

At 00:00UTC high, 1026mb, near Frankfurt, expected to drift northeast and intensify. Low, 959mb, 300 miles southwest of Iceland, expected slow moving and filling to 980mb by Tuesday.

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

Wind: Southerly 4 to 5, locally 6 at times, veering southwest to west 3 to 4 after midnight.

Sea state: Slight to moderate with a low swell increasing to a moderate swell, becoming rather rough to rough mid-Channel around midnight.

Weather: Risk of patchy light rain this morning, mainly in the north of the area. More widespread light rain and drizzle for a time overnight.

Visibility: Good, locally moderate at times.

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

Wind: West to southwest 3 to 4, becoming variable 1 to 3 by mid-afternoon, then southeast 3 to 4 in the evening, veering south after midnight.

Sea state: Moderate to rather rough mid-Channel at first, otherwise slight with a low to moderate swell.

Weather: Patchy rain for a time overnight, perhaps briefly heavy.

Visibility: Good or very good, locally moderate overnight.

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