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Gale warnings

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

at 1541 UTC on Monday 24 April 2017

All gale warnings currently in force

Bailey, issued: 1541 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Northerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Cromarty, issued: 1541 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Gale now ceased but northerly severe gale force 9 expected soon

Dogger, issued: 0346 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Faeroes, issued: 0938 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Northerly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale force 9 imminent

Fair Isle, issued: 2158 on Sun 23 Apr 2017

Gale force 8 backing northerly imminent then increasing severe gale force 9 later

Fisher, issued: 1541 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Forth, issued: 0346 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

Forties, issued: 0938 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Northerly gale force 8 continuing

Hebrides, issued: 1541 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Northerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Humber, issued: 0938 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

Irish Sea, issued: 2158 on Sun 23 Apr 2017

Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Malin, issued: 1541 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

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

North Utsire, issued: 1541 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Gale now ceased but northerly gale force 8 expected soon

Rockall, issued: 2158 on Sun 23 Apr 2017

Northerly gale force 8 expected later

South Utsire, issued: 1541 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Southeast Iceland, issued: 1541 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Northerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Thames, issued: 1541 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

Tyne, issued: 0346 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Viking, issued: 1541 on Mon 24 Apr 2017

Gale now ceased but northerly gale force 8 expected soon

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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