Shipping Forecast

Issued by the Jersey Meteorological Department at 10am Wednesday, 12 December 2018 for the period ending 1pm Friday.


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


Rather cloudy. Feeling chilly.


At 6am, low, 943mb, 500 miles north of Azores, expected to move north and deepen. High, 1036mb, Norway, expected to intensify.

Forecast from 1pm Wednesday to 1pm Thursday.

Forecast: Rather cloudy.

Wind: South to southeast 4 to 5, occasionally 6, then southeast 5 to 6 this evening, occasionally 7 in the north and west of the area by midnight, backing southeast to east by dawn.

Visbility: Good.

Sea State: Slight to moderate in the south and east, locally rather rough in the north and west, becoming rough this evening.

Sea Swell: 3 to 8 feet, becoming confused with total wave becoming 6 to 11 feet by midnight.

Sea Temperature:11°

Outlook from 1pm Thursday to 1pm Friday.

Forecast: Rather cloudy.

Wind: Southeast to east 5 to 6, occasionally 7 in the north of the area until evening, decreasing 4 to 5 by midnight, then southeast 3 to 4 in the morning.

Visbility: Good.

Sea State: Moderate to rather rough, locally rough mid- Channel until the evening, decreasing slight to moderate by morning but with a moderate swell.

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