Shipping Forecast

Issued by the Jersey Meteorological Department at 10pm Wednesday, 23 October 2019 for the period ending 1am Saturday.


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


Mainly cloudy with rain by morning.


At 7 p.m., a weak warm front over the Channel was moving slowly northwest. Low, 988mb, sea area Bailey, expected to move east and deepen. Further low, 989mb, sea area Hebrides, expected to move north and deepen.

Forecast from 1am Thursday to 1am Friday.

Forecast: Occasional rain or drizzle, spreading from the west, persistent and heavy at times with mist patches, clearing to isolated showers in the afternoon.

Wind: Northwest 3 to 5, locally variable 1 to 3, backing westerly 4 to 6 from midday.

Visbility: Mainly good, becoming moderate to poor until afternoon.

Sea State: Smooth or slight, becoming slight to moderate from midday, perhaps occasionally rather rough.

Sea Swell: 2 to 5 feet.

Sea Temperature:16°

Outlook from 1am Friday to 1am Saturday.

Forecast: Isolated showers soon dying out. Outbreaks of rain in the west of the area during the morning, spreading northeast.

Wind: Westerly 4 to 6, backing south by dawn and soon increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 mid-Channel from evening.

Visbility: Mainly good, occasionally moderate in the west and north.

Sea State: Moderate to rather rough, with a low swell, increasing rough to very rough mid-Channel from evening.

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