Shipping Forecast

Issued by the Jersey Meteorological Department at 4pm Thursday, 18 April 2019 for the period ending 7pm Saturday.


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


Hazy sunshine.


At 1p.m., high, 1038mb over southern Norway, slow- moving. Low, 1013mb, over the Bay of Biscay, moving northwest and filling.

Forecast from 7pm Thursday to 7pm Friday.

Forecast: Mist or haze.

Wind: Northeast 4 to 5, occasionally 6 mid-Channel until midnight, decreasing 3 to 4 overnight, perhaps occasionally 5 during the afternoon.

Visbility: Good to moderate, occasionally poor.

Sea State: Slight, occasionally moderate mid-Channel until midnight, becoming smooth or slight during the morning.

Sea Swell: 2 to 4 feet.

Sea Temperature:11°

Outlook from 7pm Friday to 7pm Saturday.

Forecast: Mist or haze. Risk of some fog patches along French coasts Friday night into Saturday morning.

Wind: Northeast 3 to 4.

Visbility: Good, occasionally poor. Risk very poor Friday night into Saturday morning especially near French coasts.

Sea State: Smooth or slight, with a low swell.

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