Shipping Forecast

Issued by the Jersey Meteorological Department at 4pm Friday, 06 December 2019 for the period ending 7pm Sunday.


  • At the time of issue there was a Gale Warning in force for Sea Areas Wight and Portland.
  • At the time of issue there was a Gale Warning in force for the Channel Islands area.


Occasional rain, clearing p.m.


At midday low, 987mb, east of Scotland expected southern Sweden by dawn, with associated cold front clearing the area by evening.

Forecast from 7pm Friday to 7pm Saturday.

Forecast: Isolated showers.

Wind: Northwest to west 6 to 7, decreasing 4 to 6 by mid-evening and 3 to 5 after midnight, backing west to southwest around dawn and southwest to south late afternoon.

Visbility: Good, occasionally moderate.

Sea State: Rather rough to rough decreasing slight to moderate overnight.

Sea Swell: 2 to 5 feet. Confused this evening with total waves 7 to 10 feet.

Sea Temperature:11°

Outlook from 7pm Saturday to 7pm Sunday.

Forecast: Rain spreading from the west by midnight, clearing soon after dawn. Scattered blustery showers developing by midday.

Wind: South to southwest 4 to 6, increasing 6 to 7 by midnight, locally gale 8 in the north, veering west before dawn. Gusts to 50kt from early afternoon.

Visbility: Good, becoming moderate to poor in rain and showers.

Sea State: Slight to moderate with a low swell, increasing rather rough to rough overnight and rough to very rough after dawn.

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