The shipping forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 1625 UTC on Monday 24 October 2016
There are warnings of gales in Bailey and Southeast Iceland.
The general synopsis at midday
Low just west of Trafalgar 992, slow moving, filling 1003 by midday tomorrow. Low Fitzroy 1005 losing its identity by same time.
The area forecasts for the next 24 hours
Southeast 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good
Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good
Easterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good
Forties, Cromarty, Forth
East 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then south 4 or 5 later. Slight or moderate. Showers. Mainly good
Tyne, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight, Humber, Thames
East 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good
Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth
Variable or cyclonic 3 or 4. Slight occasionally moderate in Plymouth. Showers, thundery for a time. Moderate or good, occasionally poor
Variable 3 or 4, becoming east 4 or 5. Moderate. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor
Variable 3 or 4 at times but mainly easterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time in far southwest. Moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor
Sole, Lundy, Fastnet
Cyclonic or northeasterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate or rough. Showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first
East veering southwest 3 or 4, decreasing 2 for a time. Slight. Showers in south. Moderate or good
Northeasterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north. Moderate or rough. Rain later in northwest. Moderate or good
Rockall, Malin, Hebrides
Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 5 to 7. Moderate, becoming rough or very rough. Rain later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later
South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough, bev very rough or high. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor
Fair Isle, Faeroes
South or southeast 3 or 4, veering southwest 5 to 7. Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough. Showers then rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor
Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high. Rain. Moderate or poor
Trafalgar (issued 2315 UTC)
South 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8 later. Very rough or high. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
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).
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