Weather - Shipping

Shipping forecast from the Jersey Met. Office. .

Shipping forecast from the Jersey Met. Office.

GALE WARNING

At the time of issue there were Gale Warnings in force for Sea Areas Wight, Portland, and Plymouth.

STRONG WIND WARNING

At the time of issue there was a Gale Warning in force for the Channel Islands area.

Summary

Cloudy. Rain mainly evening.

General Situation

At midday complex low pressure, 963 mb, south of Iceland to the west of Ireland expected to move east to be near Orkney by Monday. Low, 981 mb, near Newfoundland expected to move east and deepen to be 959 mb, just west Ireland by Monday.

Forecast from 7pm Saturday to 7pm Sunday.

  • Forecast: Rain, locally heavy, clearing by midnight to scattered squally rain or hail showers with a risk of thunder. Rain spreading from the west later.
  • Wind: South 7 to gale 8, locally severe gale 9 in the north, veering southwest to west by mid-evening and decreasing 6 to 7 with gusts to 45kt, backing southwest to south 7 to gale 8 by evening.
  • Visibility: Moderate to poor.
  • Sea State: Rough to very rough.
  • Sea Swell: Confused. Total waves height 8 to 16 feet.
  • Sea Temp: 10

Outlook from 7pm Sunday to 7pm Monday.

  • Forecast: Rain clearing Sunday evening, then scattered squally rain or hail showers with a risk of thunder.
  • Wind: South to southwest 7 to gale 8, veering southwest to west and increasing gale 8 to severe gale 9 overnight, with gusts to 60kt by midday, decreasing 6 to gale 8 by evening.
  • Visibility: Moderate to poor.
  • Sea State: Rough to very rough gradually increasing to become high to very high by late morning.
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