Weather - Shipping

Shipping forecast from the Jersey Met. Office. .

Shipping forecast from the Jersey Met. Office.


At the time of issue there was a Strong Wind Warning in force for the Channel Islands Area.


Sunny periods.

General Situation

At 6 a.m. a weak ridge covered the Channel. Low, 969 mb, near Greenland expected to move east with associated front reaching the Channel overnight.

Forecast from 1pm Friday to 1pm Saturday.

  • Forecast: Patchy light rain after midnight.
  • Wind: Northwest to west 2 to 4, backing southwest to south by early evening, increasing 5 to 6 by midnight, decreasing 4 to 5 by late morning.
  • Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate on Saturday.
  • Sea State: Slight increasing moderate in the north overnight, locally rather rough mid-Channel for a time.
  • Sea Swell: 5 to 8 feet, decreasing 3 to 6 feet by Saturday.
  • Sea Temp: 8

Outlook from 1pm Saturday to 1pm Sunday.

  • Forecast: Rain by late afternoon, clearing by midnight.
  • Wind: South to southwest 4 to 5, increasing 5 to 6 by evening, veering west 6 to gale 8 by midnight.
  • Visibility: Good becoming moderate to poor in rain.
  • Sea State: Slight to moderate, increasing rough to very rough overnight.