There are warnings of gales in Southeast Iceland.
The general synopsis at midnight
High southern Norway 1028 expected North Utsire 1024 by midnight tonight
South 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. Moderate. Mainly fair. Good, occasionally poor later in east
North Utsire, South Utsire,
Southeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3. Slight or moderate. Fog patches later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later
Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good, occasionally poor later
West Forties, Cromarty, Forth,
Southeasterly 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good
Southeast backing northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good
East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good, occasionally poor later
German Bight, Humber, Thames,
Northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate, occasionally slight. Showers. Good
Dover, Wight, Portland,
Northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate, occasionally slight. Showers at first, rain later. Good, becoming moderate later
Plymouth, North Biscay,
Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Moderate, occasionally slight. Fair. Good
Variable 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Showers. Moderate or good
Variable 3 or 4. Moderate, occasionally slight later. Showers. Moderate or good
North Fitzroy, Sole,
Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Moderate, becoming rough later in west. Showers. Good
Northeast 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good
Southeast 4 or 5, backing northeast 3 or 4. Slight. Fair. Good
East becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate, becoming rough. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate
Northerly 5 or 6 in northwest, otherwise variable 4. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in northwest. Occasional rain. Moderate or good
Malin, Southeast Hebrides,
Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate
Northwest Hebrides, Southeast Bailey,
Northwesterly veering northeasterly 5 or 6. Rough or very rough. Occasional rain. Moderate or good
Westerly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4. Very rough. Showers. Good
Southerly 4 or 5, veering northerly for a time in far northwest. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain in northwest. Good, occasionally moderate
Westerly veering northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4 later in far southeast. Rough or very rough. Occasional rain. Moderate or good
Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in northwest. Rough or very rough. Wintry showers. Mainly good
Trafalgar, Issued: 2315 on Fri 18 Apr 2014 UTC
In south, westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5. In north, variable 3 or 4. Moderate. In south, thundery showers. In north, showers. Moderate or 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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