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Gale warnings

Sea area gale warnings issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 0950 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017

All gale warnings currently in force

Viking, issued: 0950 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Gale force 8 backing easterly imminent

North Utsire, issued: 0358 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Southeasterly storm force 10 decreasing gale force 8 soon

South Utsire, issued: 0358 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Southeasterly storm force 10 decreasing gale force 8 soon

Forties, issued: 0950 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Gale now ceased but southerly severe gale force 9 expected soon

Cromarty, issued: 0950 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Forth, issued: 0950 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Tyne, issued: 1600 UTC on Tuesday 21 November 2017
Southerly gale force 8 expected later

Dogger, issued: 0358 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Southerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

Fisher, issued: 0950 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Gale now ceased but southerly severe gale force 9 expected soon

German Bight, issued: 0358 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Southwesterly gale force 8 backing southerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

Humber, issued: 1600 UTC on Tuesday 21 November 2017
Southwesterly gale force 8, increasing severe gale force 9 later

Thames, issued: 1600 UTC on Tuesday 21 November 2017
Southwesterly gale force 8, increasing severe gale force 9 later

Dover, issued: 1600 UTC on Tuesday 21 November 2017
Southwesterly gale force 8, increasing severe gale force 9 later

Wight, issued: 1600 UTC on Tuesday 21 November 2017
Southwesterly gale force 8, increasing severe gale force 9 later

Portland, issued: 1600 UTC on Tuesday 21 November 2017
Southwesterly gale force 8, increasing severe gale force 9 later

Plymouth, issued: 1600 UTC on Tuesday 21 November 2017
Southwesterly gale force 8, increasing severe gale force 9 later

Biscay, issued: 0358 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Gale force 8 veering southwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

Trafalgar, issued: 2159 UTC on Tuesday 21 November 2017
Southerly gale force 8 imminent

FitzRoy, issued: 0950 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Severe gale force 9 veering southwesterly soon

Sole, issued: 0950 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Severe gale force 9 veering northerly and decreasing gale force 8 soon

Lundy, issued: 1600 UTC on Tuesday 21 November 2017
Southerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

Fastnet, issued: 1600 UTC on Tuesday 21 November 2017
Southerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

Irish Sea, issued: 1600 UTC on Tuesday 21 November 2017
Southerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

Shannon, issued: 0950 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Gale force 8 backing northwesterly soon

Rockall, issued: 0950 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Severe gale force 9 backing northerly and increasing violent storm force 11 soon

Malin, issued: 0358 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Northerly gale force 8 expected later

Hebrides, issued: 0950 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Northeasterly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale force 9 soon

Bailey, issued: 0950 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Northeasterly storm force 10 continuing

Fair Isle, issued: 0358 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Severe gale force 9 backing northeasterly soon

Faeroes, issued: 0950 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Northeasterly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale force 9 imminent

Southeast Iceland, issued: 0358 UTC on Wednesday 22 November 2017
Northeasterly storm force 10 continuing

Shipping forecast and gale warnings

The shipping forecast is issued four times a day at 2300, 0500, 1100, 1700 UTC and covers a period of 24 hours from 0000, 0600, 1200 and 1800 UTC respectively.

The waters around the British Isles are divided into 31 sea areas shown on the map.

The forecast contains details of gale warnings in force, a general synopsis and sea-area forecasts containg forecast wind direction and force, weather and visibility.

Gale warnings are issued as required throughout the day (for winds of Gale Force 8 or more).

 

In the UK, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is responsible for the provision of Maritime Safety Information (MSI) to ships at sea, which includes the broadcast of warnings and forecasts. The Met Office initiates warnings and prepares routine forecasts for dissemination on behalf of the MCA.

Caution: The internet is not part of the Maritime Safety Information system and should never be relied upon as the only means to obtain the latest forecast and warning information. Access to the service may be interrupted or delayed from time to time, updates may also be delayed. Please refer to GMDSS services, INMARSAT SafetyNET or international NAVTEX for the latest information. When using these web pages, always check that the page on your screen is not from your cache. Use the Refresh or Reload button if in any doubt.

 

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