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Shipping forecast

The shipping forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, on Thursday 24 April 2014 at 2315 UTC

There are warnings of gales in Plymouth, Biscay, FitzRoy, Sole, Lundy, Fastnet, Shannon.


The General synopsis at 1800

New lows expected Shannon 988 and Thames 1008 by 1800 Friday. Low Sole 1010 losing its identity

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

East Viking, North Utsire

Variable becoming northeasterly 4. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good

South Utsire

Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good

Forties

East 4 or 5 increasing 6. Slight or moderate. Showers. Moderate or good, but poor in west at first

Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger

East 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight or moderate. Rain, fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor

Fisher, Northeast German Bight

Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight or moderate. Showers. Moderate or good

Southwest German Bight, Humber

Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight or moderate. Showers, fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor

Thames, Dover, Wight

North or northeast, becoming cyclonic then southwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6. Slight or moderate. Showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Portland

Northwest backing southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor

Plymouth, Biscay

Variable 4 becoming south or southeast 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in west later. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor

Trafalgar (Issued 2315 UTC Thu 24 Apr)

Northwesterly in south otherwise westerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in north. Moderate or rough. Mainly fair. Mainly good

FitzRoy, Sole

South or southeast veering west or southwest 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later. Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor

Lundy, Fastnet

South or southeast 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor

Irish Sea

East 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Rain or showers. Good occasionally poor

Shannon

South or southeast 5 to 7 becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later. Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor

Rockall, Malin

Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in north. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good

Hebrides, Bailey, Fair Isle, South Faeroes

Southeasterly 4 or 5, backing easterly 5 to 7. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain. Moderate or good

North Faeroes, South-east Iceland

Southeasterly backing easterly 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain, fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor


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