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Shipping Forecast

General Situation

At 6 a.m. , complex low, 989 mb, with twin centres near both Oxford and 150 miles west of Brest, expected to move southeast and slowly fill, to become 995mb east of Paris by noon Friday.

Forecast from 1pm Thursday to 1pm Friday.

Weather: Frequent showers, occasionally heavy with hail and risk of thunder.

Wind: West to southwest 3 to 5, perhaps locally 6 early afternoon, becoming generally variable 2 to 4 by late afternoon, then becoming north to northeast 4 to 6 in the north and west of area this evening and elsewhere overnight, perhaps 7 in west after dawn.

Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

Sea state: Slight to moderate, increasing moderate tonight, locally rather rough in west and north.

Sea swell: 5 to 11 feet decreasing 2 to 4 feet by noon.

Sea temperature: 13

Outlook from 1pm Friday to 1pm Saturday.

Weather: Frequent showers, occasionally heavy with the risk of hail and thunder, then more persistent rain likely from midnight.

Wind: Northerly 5 to 6, occasionally 7, locally 4 in the southeast of the area, then decreasing 3 to 4 from late morning.

Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

Sea state: Moderate to rather rough increasing rather rough to rough by evening, decreasing moderate around noon Saturday.