A Second Hurricane-Force Storm heads for English Channel Approaches

NOAA OPC Surface Analysis

A 2nd rapidly deepening storm low east of Newfoundland will move east then east-southeast with winds to 65 kts building significant wave heights to 14 meters (46 feet) during the next 36 hours over the eastern North Atlantic north of the Azores.  Thereafter the low will begin to weaken and move across southern England into the North Sea.

NOAA OPC Surface Forecast 1200Z 04 November

Again ship delays are likely for both inbound and outbound English Channel traffic as well as north and southbound traffic in the Bay of Biscay.


NOAA OPC Wave Height Forecast 1200Z 04 November

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About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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