Met Office

Shipping forecast

The shipping forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 1625 UTC on Thursday 19 April 2018 for the period 1800 UTC Thursday 19 April to 1800 UTC Friday 20 April 2018.

There are warnings of gales in Trafalgar.

The general synopsis at midday

High Sole 1025, slow moving, intensifying 1029 by midday tomorrow. New low expected Trafalgar 1007 by same time. Low 150 miles west of Bailey moving away northwards

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking, North Utsire

Southerly 5 or 6 veering westerly 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good

South Utsire

Southeasterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 4, then northwesterly 4 or 5 later. Moderate becoming slight. Fair. Moderate or good

Forties, Cromarty, Forth

South veering southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Slight. Mainly fair. Moderate or good

Tyne, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight, Humber

Variable, mainly south, veering northwest, 3 or 4. Smooth or slight. Fog patches developing. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Thames, Dover

Variable becoming north later, 3 or 4. Smooth or slight. Fog patches developing. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Wight, Portland

Variable 3 or less. Slight or moderate. Fog patches developing. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Plymouth

North 3 or 4, veering northeast 4 or 5. Moderate or rough. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Biscay

Cyclonic becoming easterly 4 or 5. Moderate or rough. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Trafalgar (issued 2315 UTC)

Easterly 6 to gale 8 in far southeast, otherwise northerly 5 to 7. Rough, occasionally very rough. Rain or showers in west. Moderate or good, occasionally poor in west.

Southeast FitzRoy

Northerly veering northeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Rough. Fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor

Northwest FitzRoy

Variable 4, becoming northeasterly 5 or 6. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good

West Sole

South 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good

East Sole, Lundy, Fastnet

Variable 3 or less, becoming northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Irish Sea

Variable, mainly south 3 or 4. Slight or moderate in far south, otherwise smooth or slight. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Shannon

South or southwest 4 or 5. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good

Rockall

South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Showers. Good

Malin

South or southwest 5 or 6. Moderate or rough. Fair. Good, occasionally poor

Hebrides, Bailey

South or southwest 5 to 7. Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough. Showers. Mainly good

Fair Isle

Southwest 5 or 6. Moderate or rough. Drizzle then showers. Good, occasionally poor

Faeroes

Southwest 5 to 7. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Showers. Good

Southeast Iceland

Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate

Gale warnings

Sea area gale warnings issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 1423 UTC on Thursday 19 April 2018

All gale warnings currently in force

Trafalgar, issued: 0946 UTC on Thursday 19 April 2018
Easterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon