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Shipping Forecast

General Situation

At noon deep low, 964mb, 200 miles south of Iceland expected to remain slow moving and fill, with associated cold front clearing the Channel Islands area early this evening, with a showery airflow following behind..

Forecast from 7pm Tuesday to 7pm Wednesday.

Weather: Rain and drizzle, clearing eastwards early this evening, then scattered showers with a risk of hail and thunder.

Wind: Southeast to south 6 to 7, occasionally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt, in east of area at first, otherwise west 4 to 6, backing southwest before midnight, occasionally 7 mid-Channel.

Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

Sea state: Moderate to rather rough in the south, rather rough to rough in the north, perhaps locally very rough in far northwest by tomorrow evening.

Sea swell: 4 to 8 feet in the south, confused in the north with total wave heights 8 to 14 feet.

Sea temperature: 10

Outlook from 7pm Wednesday to 7pm Thursday.

Weather: Scattered showers, with a risk of hail and thunder.

Wind: Southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 mid-Channel at times, veering westerly by Thursday morning, decreasing 4 to 6 by Thursday afternoon, backing southwesterly by Thursday evening.

Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally poor in showers.

Sea state: Moderate in far south at first, otherwise rather rough to rough, with a moderate swell, locally very rough in far north and far west of area, decreasing moderate to rather rough by Thursday evening.