Shipping Forecast

Issued by the Jersey Meteorological Department at 4am Thursday, 26 April 2018 for the period ending 7am Saturday.

WARNING:

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

Summary

Sunny periods.

General

At 1 am, low, 995mb, near the Faroe Isles, expected to move east and fill. A ridge over Biscay, expected to drift northeast.

Forecast from 7am Thursday to 7am Friday.

Forecast: Isolated showers, dying out by afternoon. Rain, locally heavy spreading in from the west later

Wind: West 4 to 5, locally 6 with gusts to 35kt in the north at first, decreasing 3 to 4 by early afternoon, locally variable 1 to 3 Jersey southwards, backing south to southeast in the evening, increasing 5 to 6 by dawn.

Visbility: Good, occasionally moderate to poor in showers or rain.

Sea State: Moderate, locally rather rough, decreasing slight this afternoon, occasionally moderate later.

Sea Swell: 3 to 7 feet.

Sea Temperature:11°

Outlook from 7am Friday to 7am Saturday.

Forecast: Occasional rain, locally heavy, becoming light and patchy in the afternoon.

Wind: Southeast to south 5 to 6, veering southwest in the afternoon and increasing 6 to gale 8, veering west 4 to 5 overnight.

Visbility: Good, becoming moderate to poor in rain.

Sea State: Slight to moderate with a low swell, becoming rough to very rough in the afternoon, decreasing moderate to rather rough later.

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