Met Office

Shipping forecast

The shipping forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, on Saturday 26 July 2014 at 0405 UTC

There are no warnings of gales currently in force.


The General synopsis at midnight

Low Hebrides 1017 slow-moving deepening 1013 by midnight tonight. High Shannon 1022 expected 150 miles west of Fitzroy 1025 by same time

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire, East Forties

Mainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in South Utsire. Slight, occasionally moderate later in South Utsire. Fog banks in Viking, otherwise fair. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in Viking

West Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, West Dogger

Mainly southeasterly veering westerly or northwesterly later, 4, increasing 5 at times. Slight, occasionally moderate. Fog patches, showers later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

East Dogger, Fisher, German Bight

Northeasterly becoming variable, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in German Bight. Slight, occasionally moderate at first. Showers, mainly in German Bight. Moderate or good

Humber, Thames

Northerly backing westerly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. Slight, occasionally moderate at first. Showers, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth

Variable becoming west or northwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Slight, occasionally moderate. Mainly fair. Moderate or good

Biscay

Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east. Slight, occasionally moderate in east. Fair. Good

Trafalgar (Issued 2315 UTC Fri 25 Jul)

Westerly in far southeast, otherwise northerly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north. Slight or moderate. Fair. Moderate or good

North FitzRoy, Sole

Northerly becoming variable in west, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good, occasionally poor

Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea

Variable 4, becoming northwesterly 4 or 5. Slight, occasionally moderate later. Showers. Good, occasionally poor

Shannon

Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 5 in northeast. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good, occasionally poor

Rockall, Malin, Hebrides, Bailey

Variable 4, becoming mainly westerly or northwesterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. Slight or moderate. Rain or thundery showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Fair Isle

Southeasterly becoming variable later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south. Slight, occasionally moderate in south. Fog banks. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Faeroes

Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight, becoming moderate later in south. Occasional rain, fog banks. Moderate, occasionally very poor

South-east Iceland

Southwesterly 5 at first in northwest, otherwise variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 4 or 5 later in east. Slight, occasionally moderate. Occasional rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor


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