Met Office

Shipping forecast

The shipping forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 2315 UTC on Sunday 19 August 2018 for the period 0000 UTC Monday 20 August to 0000 UTC Tuesday 21 August 2018.

There are warnings of gales in Trafalgar.

The general synopsis at 1800

Low Fisher 1010 expected estonia 1001 by 1800 Monday. New high expected Cromarty 1020 by same time

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking, North Utsire

Northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. Moderate, becoming slight or moderate. Showers. Good

South Utsire

Northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time in east. Moderate. Showers. Good

Forties

Northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in northeast, then becoming variable later. Slight or moderate in east, slight throughout in west. Mainly fair. Good

Cromarty, Forth, Tyne

Variable, but mainly northwesterly at first, 3 or 4. Slight. Showers. Good, occasionally poor

Dogger

Northwest becoming variable, 3 or 4. Moderate at first in east, otherwise slight. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate

Fisher

Northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in northeast, but mainly 4 in southwest. Moderate, becoming slight later in southwest. Fair. Good, occasionally moderate at first

German Bight

West or northwest 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4. Moderate becoming slight. Mainly fair. Good, occasionally moderate at first

Humber

Northwest becoming variable, 3 or 4. Moderate at first in east, otherwise slight. Showers, fog patches in west. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in west

Thames, Dover

Southwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4. Slight or moderate, becoming slight. Mainly fair. Moderate or good

Wight, Portland, Plymouth

West or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in Wight and Portland. Slight or moderate, becoming slight in Wight. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Biscay

Variable 3 or 4. Moderate. Fog patches in north. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north

Trafalgar

Easterly 6 to gale 8 in far southeast, otherwise northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in northwest. Moderate, occasionally rough in far southeast and also in far northwest. Fair. Moderate or good

South FitzRoy

Northeasterly 5 or 6. Moderate or rough, becoming moderate later. Fair. Good

North FitzRoy, Sole, Lundy, Fastnet

Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in Lundy and Fastnet. Slight or moderate in Lundy and Fastnet, but elsewhere moderate throughout. Drizzle, fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor

Irish Sea

Variable 3 or 4. Slight, but occasionally moderate at first in south. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Shannon

West or southwest 3 or 4. Moderate. Drizzle, fog banks. Moderate, occasionally very poor

Rockall, Malin

Variable 3 or 4. Slight or moderate in east Malin, but elsewhere moderate throughout. Drizzle and fog patches in south Rockall. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in south Rockall

Hebrides, Bailey, Fair Isle, Faeroes, Southeast Iceland

Westerly, backing southwesterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in Southeast Iceland. Moderate in Bailey, but elsewhere slight or moderate. Showers. Moderate or good

Gale warnings

Sea area gale warnings issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 2056 UTC on Sunday 19 August 2018

All gale warnings currently in force

Trafalgar, issued: 1539 UTC on Sunday 19 August 2018
Easterly gale force 8 continuing