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Shipping forecast and 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 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: 1610 UTC on Sat 30 Aug 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 midday UTC

Low mid Atlantic 976 expected 200 miles southwest of Iceland 963 by midday tomorrow. High Fitzroy 1024 slow moving with little change by same time. Low southeast Fair Isle, 1004, moving southeast and losing its identity



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