Met Office

Shipping forecast

The shipping forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, on Saturday 02 August 2014 at 0405 UTC

There are no warnings of gales currently in force.


The General synopsis at midnight

Low Fastnet 1002 expected Irish Sea 996 by midnight tonight

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire, East Forties

Mainly easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6. Moderate. Rain. Good, occasionally poor

West Forties, Cromarty, Forth

Cyclonic becoming mainly easterly or northeasterly, then veering southeasterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6. Slight or moderate. Rain. Good, occasionally poor

Tyne, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight

Mainly east or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6. Slight or moderate. Rain or thundery showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Humber, Thames

Southeast 4 veering south 4 or 5 then southwest 5 or 6. Slight or moderate. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor

Dover, Wight, Portland

South 4 or 5 veering southwest 5 to 7. Mainly slight, becoming moderate or rough. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor

Plymouth, Biscay

West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6. Moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor

Trafalgar (Issued 2315 UTC Fri 01 Aug)

Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east at first. Slight or moderate. Showers. Moderate or good

FitzRoy

Southwesterly in southeast at first otherwise northwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6, decreasing mainly 3 or 4 later. Moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor

Sole

Northwest 5 or 6 backing west 4. Moderate. Thundery showers. Good

Lundy

Cyclonic 4 becoming northwest 5 to 7. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Fastnet

Northwest 5 to 7. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good

Irish Sea

Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming westerly 5 to 7 in south. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Shannon

Northwest 4 or 5. Moderate. Showers. Good

Rockall

Northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good

Malin

North 4 increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good

Hebrides

Northeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good

Bailey

Northeasterly 4 or 5, but mainly 6 in far southeast. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good

Northwest Fair Isle, Southeast Faeroes

Northeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate or rough. Rain. Moderate or good

Northwest Faeroes

Northerly 4 increasing 5 or 6. Moderate. Showers. Good

South-east Iceland

Northerly 5 in east, otherwise variable 4. Slight in far west otherwise moderate. Showers. Good


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