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Shipping Forecast

General Situation

At 00:00UTC complex low, 957mb, just east of Iceland, expected to move northeast with associated fronts moving slowly and erratically over the Channel on Saturday and Sunday.

Forecast from 06:00UTC Saturday to 06:00UTC Sunday.

Weather: Occasional light rain or drizzle developing this morning, becoming persistent and heavier for a time this evening with mist and a risk of fog patches.

Wind: Southwest 5 to 7, perhaps locally gale 8 mid Channel at first, veering southwest to west 4 to 6 this afternoon, perhaps 7 mid-Channel at times, then southwest 6 to gale 8 after midnight.

Visibility: Good, becoming moderate to poor, perhaps locally very poor from evening.

Sea state: Moderate to rather rough with a moderate swell in the south and rough to very rough in the north, decreasing slight to moderate in the south and moderate to rather rough in the north with a moderate swell for a time this evening.

Sea temperature: 9.1°C

Outlook from 06:00UTC Sunday to 06:00UTC Monday.

Weather: Occasional rain or drizzle with mist and a risk of fog patches.

Wind: Southwest 6 to gale 8, with gusts to 50kt mid-Channel, decreasing 4 to 6 by evening, further decreasing 3 to 5 for a time overnight, then 4 to 6 by morning.

Visibility: Moderate to poor, perhaps locally very poor at times.

Sea state: Moderate to rather rough with a moderate swell in the south and rough to very rough in the north, decreasing generally slight to moderate with a moderate swell for a time overnight, increasing moderate in the south and rather rough to rough in the north later.