At 1 a.m, a weak fronts over the Channel and northern France were slow moving. High pressure, 1033mb, centred over the Azores extended a ridge towards Britain
Forecast from 7am Thursday to 7am Friday.
Weather: Patchy light rain or drizzle dying out early afternoon.
Wind: Northeasterly 4 to 5, occasionally 6 until evening, decreasing 3 to 4 overnight.
Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate to poor.
Sea state: Slight to moderate, perhaps locally rather rough in north and west of area until evening.
Sea swell: 3 to 6 feet decreasing 2 to 5 feet by evening.
Sea temperature: 16
Outlook from 7am Friday to 7am Saturday.
Wind: Northeasterly 3 to 4.
Sea state: Slight to moderate, with a low swell.