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Gale warnings

Sea area gale warnings, issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

at 1606 UTC on Sunday 29 March 2015

All gale warnings currently in force

Bailey, issued: 0928 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Westerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

Biscay, issued: 2153 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Westerly gale force 8 expected soon

Cromarty, issued: 2153 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 expected later

Dogger, issued: 2153 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Westerly gale force 8 expected later

Dover, issued: 1534 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Faeroes, issued: 1534 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

Fair Isle, issued: 2153 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 expected later

Fastnet, issued: 1606 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Gale now ceased, but southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Fisher, issued: 0342 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Westerly gale force 8 expected later

Fitzroy, issued: 2153 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Westerly gale force 8 expected soon

Forth, issued: 2153 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 expected later

Forties, issued: 2153 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 expected later

German Bight, issued: 0342 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Westerly gale force 8 expected later

Hebrides, issued: 0928 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Westerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

Humber, issued: 2153 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Westerly gale force 8 expected later

Irish Sea, issued: 0928 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Lundy, issued: 1606 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Gale now ceased, but southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Malin, issued: 2153 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Westerly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

Plymouth, issued: 0928 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Portland, issued: 0928 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Rockall, issued: 2153 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Westerly storm force 10 now decreased gale force 8

Shannon, issued: 1606 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Gale now ceased, but southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Sole, issued: 0342 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Westerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

South Utsire, issued: 0928 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Southeast Iceland, issued: 0928 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Thames, issued: 1534 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Tyne, issued: 2153 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Westerly gale force 8 expected later

Viking, issued: 0928 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Wight, issued: 1534 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Shipping forecast overview

The shipping forecast is issued four times a day at 2300, 0500, 1100, 1700 UTC and covers a period of 24 hours from 0000, 0600, 1200 and 1800 UTC respectively.

The waters around the British Isles are divided into 31 sea areas.

The forecast contains details of gale warnings in force, a general synopsis and sea-area forecasts containg forecast wind direction and force, weather and visibility.

Gale warnings are issued as required throughout the day (for winds of Gale Force 8 or more).

In the UK, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is responsible for the provision of Maritime Safety Information (MSI) to ships at sea, which includes the broadcast of warnings and forecasts. The Met Office initiates warnings and prepares routine forecasts for dissemination on behalf of the MCA.

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