States of Jersey METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT

Channel Islands Shipping Forecast

For the area bounded by latitude 50N, the French coast between Cap de la Hague and Ile de Brehat and longitude 3W.

Issued by the Jersey Meteorological Department at 4pm Saturday, 19 April 2014 for the period ending 7pm Monday.


General Situation

At midday, a ridge extending west across the British Isles was declining. Low pressure developing over southern Europe expected to move northwest towards the Channel and deepen.


Forecast from 7pm Saturday until 7pm Sunday

Wind:East to northeast 4 to 5, backing northeast to north overnight, occasionally 6, veering east and decreasing 2 to 4 Sunday afternoon.
Sea state:Slight becoming moderate tomorrow, locally rather rough in the north and west for a time.
Weather:Rain from around dawn, becoming intermittent in the afternoon.
Visibility:Good becoming moderate to poor in rain.
Swell:Not significant.

Outlook from 7pm Sunday until 7pm Monday

Wind:Cyclonic variable 2 to 4, becoming southeast to south 4 to 5 by morning, decreasing 3 to 4in the afternoon.
Sea state:Slight, locally moderate.
Weather:Occasional light rain.
Visibility:Moderate to good.

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