Met Office

Shipping forecast

The shipping forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, on Thursday 24 July 2014 at 1030 UTC

There are no warnings of gales currently in force.


The General synopsis at 0600

High Norwegian Sea 1027 moving slowly southwest expected 100 miles north of Viking 1025 by 0600 tomorrow

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking, North Utsire

Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Slight. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

South Utsire, Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger

Mainly easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4. Slight. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Fisher, North German Bight

Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4. Smooth or slight. Fair. Moderate or good

South German Bight, East Humber

Northeasterly 4 or 5. Slight, occasionally moderate. Mainly fair. Moderate or good

West Humber

Northeasterly 4 or 5. Slight, occasionally moderate. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Thames, Dover, East Wight

Northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Moderate or good

West Wight, Portland, Plymouth

Mainly northeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Moderate or good

Biscay

Mainly northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in far northwest. Moderate. Mainly fair. Moderate or good

Trafalgar (Issued 2315 UTC Wed 23 Jul)

North 5 to 7. Moderate or rough. Mainly fair. Moderate or good

North FitzRoy, Sole

Northerly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times. Mainly moderate. Occasional rain or showers. Moderate or good

Lundy, Fastnet

Mainly east or northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Slight or moderate. Showers. Moderate or good

Irish Sea

Mainly east or northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate. Mainly fair. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in north

Shannon, Rockall

Variable, mainly north 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Malin, Hebrides, Bailey

Variable 4. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Fair Isle

Mainly southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south. Slight or moderate. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Faeroes

Southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain, fog banks. Poor or very poor, occasionally moderate

South-east Iceland

Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor


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