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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 Saturday, 23 March 2019 for the period ending 7am Monday.

General Situation

At midnight, high, 1037mb, over the mid-Atlantic, extends a strong ridge across the Channel and into Europe. Weak cold front over Cornwall will move southeast to be slow moving over the Channel today.

Forecast from 7am Saturday to 7am Sunday.

Wind: East 2 to 3, locally variable 1 to 2 till noon, becoming east to northeast 3 to 4 this afternoon, perhaps briefly 5 after dusk mid-Channel.

Sea state: Slight, but occasionally smooth till dusk, perhaps locally moderate mid-Channel overnight.

Weather: Occasional mist, some fog patches mainly Saturday morning. Occasional light rain or drizzle across north of area from late afternoon, and spreading south to all parts tonight.

Visibility: Moderate to poor, locally very poor, especially Saturday morning.

Swell: 2 to 5 feet.

Outlook from 7am Sunday to 7am Monday.

Wind: Northeast 3 to 4, backing north during afternoon and north to northwest during evening..

Sea state: Slight with a low swell.

Weather: Patchy drizzle and mist. Fair or fine conditions spreading from the north around midday.

Visibility: Moderate to poor, becoming good around midday.

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