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Weather Forecast

Welcome to a comprehensive page of top weather forecast sites for the Channel Island and neighbouring Brittany and Normandy coasts. So if you live in Guernsey or Jersey, this is the site for you!

New - rain site at Jersey Met -

The local shipping weather forecast produced by the Jersey Met office -

New - Port of Jersey wind and wave information - a useful site -

I have often wondered what Force 5 in the North means. Sounds like F5 in the Vale parish, but could be Alderney. A recent response to Martin Nickolls' letter included the following information:
"The CI Shipping forecast area extends about 100 miles from latitude 50 degrees north to the Brittany coast. Often the wind speed in mid Channel (the north of the area) and near the Brittany coast (the south of the area) differ by two Beaufort forces, the difference between a safe passage or danger for a smaller boat."

Weather from around the Channel Islands -

Guernsey weather forecast from xc weather -

Windguru -

Great weather charts - Frank Singleton

Magic Seaweed -


Guernsey's Met Office

The local shipping weather forecast produced by the Jersey Met office

Click on Map forecast - Click here - may need to be registered
Wind Reports using Google Maps - Click here

Long range weather forecast
Windguru -
Next 7 days -
7 to 14 days -
Windfinder -

Other Forecasts
Metcheck - today and tomorrow -
Metcheck, beaufort with wave heights - today and tomorrow -

XCWeather Predictions -
New - Detailed Guernsey weather forecast from xc weather -
New - Detailed Jersey weather forecast from xc weather -

Shipping Forecast -

Windfinder -

Magic Seaweed wind animation -

Current reports from Data Buoys
General -
South of Jersey -
Channel Lightship -
Ouessant wave buoy -


Channel Light Vessel

Will it rain and when?

New Rain site at Jersey Met -

New in 2010 - Better resolution weather charts - also great weather site from Frank Singleton
UK Online Weather UKMO Charts -
Inshore Forecast 3 Day Europe -

French weather
Brittany weather -
Normandie weather -

Wave heights and direction

When they say Moderate becoming Slight - what to they mean?
Smooth -- Wave height less than 0.5 m
Slight -- Wave height of 0.5 to 1.25 m
Moderate -- Wave height of 1.25 to 2.5 m
Rough -- Wave height of 2.5 to 4.0 m
Very rough -- Wave height of 4.0 to 6.0 m
High -- Wave height of 6.0 to 9.0 m
Very high -- Wave height of 9.0 to 14.0 m
Phenomenal -- Wave height more than 14.0 m
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