Met Office

Shipping forecast

The shipping forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, on Saturday 19 April 2014 at 1625 UTC

There are no warnings of gales currently in force.

The General synopsis at midday

Low corsica 997 expected northwest France 1001 by midday tomorrow. New low expected Faeroes 1017 by same time. High Fisher 1026 dissipating

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours


South becoming variable later, 3 or 4. Moderate. Mainly fair. Good, occasionally poor

North Utsire, South Utsire

Variable becoming northeasterly later, 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger

Southeast backing east or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in Dogger. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good, occasionally moderate

Fisher, German Bight, Humber

Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6. Slight or moderate. Fog patches in Fisher, otherwise mainly fair. Good, occasionally very poor in Fisher

Thames, Dover, Wight

Northeast 5 to 7, veering east 4 or 5 later. Slight or moderate. Fair then occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later


East or northeast 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later. Moderate, occasionally slight. Rain later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later

Plymouth, North Biscay

Easterly backing northerly later, 5 or 6. Moderate, occasionally rough in west. Occasional rain later. Good, occasionally poor later

South Biscay, South FitzRoy

Variable 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate

Trafalgar (Issued 2315 UTC Fri 18 Apr)

Variable 3 or 4. Moderate. Showers. Moderate or good

North FitzRoy, Sole

Easterly backing northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6. Moderate becoming rough. Showers. Moderate or good

Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea

East 4, backing northeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in Fastnet. Occasional rain later. Moderate or good


Southeast backing northeast later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Rough. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate


Northeasterly 5 or 6 in northwest, otherwise variable 3 or 4. Rough, but very rough at first in northwest. Occasional rain. Moderate or good

Malin, Southeast Hebrides

Southeasterly backing northeasterly later 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. Rough. Fair. Good

Northwest Hebrides, Southeast Bailey

Northeasterly 5 or 6. Very rough becoming rough. Occasional rain. Moderate or good

Northwest Bailey

Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times. Very rough becoming rough. Showers. Good

Fair Isle

Northerly in far west at first, otherwise southerly, 4 or 5. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain in west. Good, occasionally moderate


Northerly becoming cyclonic for a time in east, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first. Occasional rain. Moderate or good

South-east Iceland

Southwesterly 5 to 7. Very rough becoming rough. Wintry showers. Mainly good

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