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Shipping Forecast

Issued by Jersey Met at 15:00UTC Thursday , 22 February 2024 for the period ending 18:00UTC Saturday.

WARNING

  • At the time of issue there were Gale Warnings in force for Wight, Portland, Plymouth and CI area

General

At 12:00UTC complex low 956mb, near Iceland, expected 966mb Norwegian Sea by Saturday, with associated fronts and troughs affecting the area.

Forecast from 18:00UTC Thursday to 18:00UTC Friday.

Forecast
Squally showers, locally heavy with a risk of hail and thunder.

Wind
West to northwest 7 to severe gale 9 with gusts to 60kt at first, backing west to southwest 5 to 7 with gusts to 45kt by midnight, decreasing 5 to 6 with gusts to 35kt after midday Friday.

Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

Sea State
Rough or very rough, occasionally rather rough in the south and east, becoming generally rather rough to rough Friday afternoon.

Sea Temperature
10.0°C

Outlook from 18:00UTC Friday to 18:00UTC Saturday.

Forecast
Occasional showers, locally heavy with a risk of hail and thunder.

Wind
Westerly 4 to 6, with gusts to 35kt at first, veering west to northwest 4 to 5 by midnight, then backing west to southwest 3 to 5 during Saturday morning.

Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

Sea State
Rather rough to rough at first, decreasing slight to moderate overnight with a moderate swell, locally rather rough later.