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Shipping forecast and gale warnings

GALE WARNINGS

Gale warnings have been issued for the sea areas coloured in red on the map below.

Click on a region to see the shipping forecast and any gale warnings for that area.

Shipping areas map Shipping areas map Viking North Utsire South Utsire Forties Cromarty Forth Tyne Dogger Fisher German Bight Humber Thames Dover Wight Portland Plymouth Biscay Trafalgar FitzRoy Sole Lundy Fastnet Irish Sea Shannon Rockall Malin Hebrides Bailey Fair Isle Faeroes South-east Iceland Show all regions and types

Updated: 2121 UTC on Tue 02 Sep 2014

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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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The general synopsis at 1800 UTC

High eastern Baltic sea 1027 slow-moving, intensifying 1030 by 1800 Wednesday. New low expected west Fitzroy 1011 by same time. Low 150 miles west of Bailey 999 moving steadily northeast, losing its identity

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