The shipping forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 2315 UTC on Saturday 29 August 2015
There are warnings of gales in Trafalgar.
The general synopsis at 1800
Low northwest Hebrides 1003 expected Fair Isle 1012 by 1800 Sunday. Low 150 miles west of Trafalgar 1009 expected just west of Trafalgar 1010 by same time
The area forecasts for the next 24 hours
Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire, Forties, Cromarty, Forth
Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good
Tyne, Dogger, Fisher
Southwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4, then northeasterly 4 or 5 in southeast Dogger later. Slight or moderate, becoming slight. Showers. Good
German Bight, Humber
Southerly or southwesterly backing northeasterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later in south. Slight or moderate. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor
Thames, Dover, Wight, Portland
Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in Thames and Dover, becoming variable 4 later. Slight or moderate. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor
Northeast 4 or 5. Moderate in south and west, otherwise slight or moderate. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor
Variable or cyclonic 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Slight or moderate. Thundery showers, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor
In east, easterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later, otherwise variable or cyclonic 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Thundery showers, fog patches. Good, occasionally very poor
In northwest, northeasterly 4 or 5, otherwise variable 4. Slight or moderate. Thundery rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor
Northwest Fitzroy, Sole
Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in Fitzroy. Moderate. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor in southeast
Variable, becoming north later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Slight or moderate, becoming slight in Lundy. Showers. Good
Southwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 4. Slight or moderate, becoming slight. Showers. Good
Shannon, South Rockall
Southwesterly becoming variable, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. Moderate. Showers. Good
North Rockall, Malin, Hebrides
Southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in Hebrides, decreasing 4 at times later. Moderate or rough in Hebrides, otherwise moderate. Showers. Good
Northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 4 later in west. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good
Southwesterly, becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west. Moderate in east, moderate or rough in west. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate
Cyclonic, becoming north, 5 or 6. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor
Northeasterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate. Showers. Good
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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