Met Office

Shipping forecast

The shipping forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, on Saturday 23 August 2014 at 1625 UTC

There are no warnings of gales currently in force.


The General synopsis at midday

Low southern Norway 1002 expected southern Sweden with little change by midday tomorrow. High southwest Fitzroy 1023 dissipating

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking, North Utsire

Cyclonic 4 or 5 at first in North Utsire, otherwise northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later in west Viking. Moderate or rough. Showers, thundery at first. Good, occasionally poor at first

South Utsire, Northeast Forties

Westerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in South Utsire. Moderate or rough. Showers, thundery at first. Good, occasionally poor at first

Southwest Forties, Cromarty

Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Moderate, becoming slight or moderate. Showers. Good

Forth, Tyne, Dogger

Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in northeast Dogger, becoming variable 3 in Forth and Tyne. Moderate or rough in northeast Dogger, otherwise slight or moderate. Showers. Good

Fisher, North German Bight

Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate

South German Bight, Humber, Thames, Dover, Wight

Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 except in south German Bight. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good

Portland

Northwest 4 or 5 backing south 3. Slight or moderate, becoming slight. Mainly fair. Good

Plymouth, Northwest Biscay

Northwesterly 3 or 4 backing southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 later in west Plymouth. Slight, becoming slight or moderate later. Rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later

Southeast Biscay

Variable 3 or 4. Slight. Fair. Good

Trafalgar (Issued 2315 UTC Fri 22 Aug)

Variable 3 or 4 in west, otherwise northerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Slight, occasionally moderate, mainly in east. Showers. Good

FitzRoy, Sole

Variable 3 or 4, occasionally northerly 5 at first in southeast Fitzroy, becoming southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough except in southeast Fitzroy. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor

Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea

Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 3, then southerly 5 or 6 except in northern Irish Sea. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later in Fastnet. Rain later. Good, occasionally poor later except in northern Irish Sea

Shannon, Southwest Rockall

Southeasterly 4 or 5 increasing 6 or 7, then veering southwesterly 4 or 5 later in Shannon. Moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Rain at times. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Northeast Rockall, Malin

Northwesterly becoming variable then southeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later. Slight or moderate. Shwoers then fair. Good

Hebrides, Bailey

Northwest becoming variable 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in Bailey. Slight or moderate. Showers then fair. Good

Fair Isle, Faeroes, South-east Iceland

Westerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly in Southeast Iceland, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 except in Faeroes. Moderate at first in Fair Isle, otherwise slight or moderate. Showers. Good


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