Weather - Shipping

Shipping forecast from the Jersey Met. Office. .

Shipping forecast from the Jersey Met. Office.


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


Patchy drizzle am. Fair periods late pm.

General Situation

At 7 a.m., low, 976mb, 100NM north of Scotland, moving northeast and deepening, with associated cold front clearing the area this afternoon to be followed by a showery westerly flow.

Forecast from 1pm Thursday to 1pm Friday.

  • Forecast: Occasional rain or drizzle, clearing the area by late afternoon. Isolated showers developing on Friday.
  • Wind: Northwest 4 to 5, locally southwest at first in southeast of the area, perhaps 6 in the north until evening, backing west to southwest overnight.
  • Visibility: Moderate to poor in rain or drizzle, becoming good except in showers.
  • Sea State: Moderate, locally rather rough at first this afternoon, becoming slight to moderate by Friday morning.
  • Sea Swell: 3 to 6 feet.
  • Sea Temp: 18

Outlook from 1pm Friday to 1pm Saturday.

  • Forecast: Isolated showers, becoming scattered by evening, with a risk of thunder.
  • Wind: West to southwest 4 to 5, decreasing 2 to 4 in the afternoon, backing southwest 4 to5 by midnight, veering southwest to west 5 to 6 Saturday morning, perhaps locally 7 in the north.
  • Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate in showers.
  • Sea State: Slight to moderate, increasing rather rough to rough on Saturday morning.