Shipping Forecast

Issued by the Jersey Meteorological Department at 10am Wednesday, 16 October 2019 for the period ending 1pm Friday.


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


Cloudy with patchy rain at times.


At 7 a.m., low, 969 mb, 400 miles south of Iceland, expected to move slowly southeast, with associated fronts in the far south and east of the Channel, expected to clear eastwards this evening.

Forecast from 1pm Wednesday to 1pm Thursday.

Forecast: Occasional rain and drizzle, mainly in the south and east of the area, gradually clearing east this afternoon. Isolated showers developing this evening, becoming more frequent overnight, merging into a longer spell of rain around dawn tomorrow.

Wind: West to northwest 2 to 4, backing west to southwest 3 to 5 this evening, then southerly 4 to 6 by dawn tomorrow, briefly 7 mid-Channel early morning, veering southwest later.

Visbility: Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

Sea State: Slight, perhaps locally moderate mid-Channel at first, increasing mainly moderate tomorrow morning, locally rather rough mid-Channel later.

Sea Swell: 2 to 7 feet.

Sea Temperature:16°

Outlook from 1pm Thursday to 1pm Friday.

Forecast: Scattered showers, becoming more frequent and heavy overnight, locally squally with a risk of thunder.

Wind: Southwest 4 to 6, perhaps locally 7 mid Channel at times, increasing generally 6 to 7 in the evening, locally gale 8 mid-Channel overnight and around dawn Friday.

Visbility: Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

Sea State: Moderate to rather rough, locally slight near sheltered coasts in the far south, increasing rather rough to rough overnight, perhaps briefly very rough in the far northwest, with a low to moderate swell throughout.

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