Met Office

Shipping forecast

The shipping forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, on Sunday 20 April 2014 at 0405 UTC

There are no warnings of gales currently in force.


The General synopsis at midnight

Low northeastern France 1006 expected Plymouth 998 by midnight tonight. New high expected Faeroes 1022 by same time. High southern Norway 1027 dissipating

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire

Variable 3 or 4. Moderate. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Forties

Southeast backing northeast 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Cromarty, Forth

Southeast backing northeast 4 or 5. Slight, occasionally moderate. Fair. Good, occasionally moderate

Tyne, Dogger

East backing northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in Dogger. Slight or moderate. Fair. Moderate or good

Fisher, German Bight

Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south German Bight. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good, occasionally moderate

Humber, Thames

Northeast 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later. Moderate. Showers. Moderate or good

Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth

Northeast 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5. Slight or moderate, becoming rough in southwest Plymouth. Thundery rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

South Biscay, South FitzRoy

Variable 3 or 4. Moderate. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate

Trafalgar (Issued 2315 UTC Sat 19 Apr)

Variable 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate

North FitzRoy, Sole

Northeasterly backing northwesterly 5 or 6. Moderate or rough. Showers, rain later. Good, occasionally moderate

Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea

Northeast 5 to 7. Moderate, becoming rough in southwest Fastnet. Fair at first, then rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor later

Shannon

Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Rough. Showers. Good

Rockall

Variable 3 at first in southeast, otherwise northeasterly 5 or 6. Rough. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate

Malin, Hebrides

Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 5 or 6 later. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain in northwest Hebrides. Good, occasionally moderate

Northwest Bailey, West Fair Isle

Variable 3 or 4. Rough. Fair. Good

East Fair Isle

Southerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate or rough. Fair. Good, occasionally poor later

Faeroes

Variable 3 or 4. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate

South-east Iceland

Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in northwest. Rough. Wintry showers. Mainly good


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