Met Office

Shipping forecast

The shipping forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, on Wednesday 30 July 2014 at 2315 UTC

There are no warnings of gales currently in force.


The General synopsis at 1800

Low central Spain 1009 slow-moving deepening 1007 by 1800 Thursday. Low Norwegian Basin 995 moving away slowly northeastwards

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking, North Utsire

Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6 becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate, becoming slight in southwest Viking. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

South Utsire

Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Moderate, becoming slight or moderate. Showers. Good

Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger

Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 in northwest Forties and Cromarty. Slight or moderate. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate

Fisher, German Bight, Humber

Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 except in Humber. Slight or moderate. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate

Thames, Dover

Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good

Wight, Portland, Plymouth

West or northwest 3 or 4 backing southwest 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Showers later in Plymouth, otherwise fair. Good

Biscay

Variable 3 or 4, occasionally northerly 5 in north. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good

Trafalgar (Issued 2315 UTC Wed 30 Jul)

Westerly 3 at first in southeast, otherwise cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good

North FitzRoy

Variable 3 or 4. Moderate. Occasional drizzle. Moderate or good

Sole

Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east. Moderate. Showers. Moderate or good

Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea

West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in Fastnet and Irish Sea. Slight or moderate. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally moderate

Shannon

West 4 or 5. Moderate. Showers. Moderate or good

Rockall, Malin

Variable mainly westerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south. Moderate. Rain or thundery showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Hebrides

Northwest veering east 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. Rough at first in northwest, otherwise moderate. Rain or showers. Moderate or good

Bailey

Variable 3 or 4 becoming mainly easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in west. Moderate or rough, becoming moderate. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Fair Isle, Faeroes

West or northwest 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later. Slight or moderate in southeast Fair Isle, otherwise moderate or rough. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate

South-east Iceland

Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good


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