Met Office

Shipping forecast

The shipping forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 0405 UTC on Saturday 23 June 2018 for the period 0600 UTC Saturday 23 June to 0600 UTC Sunday 24 June 2018.

There are warnings of gales in Fisher.

The general synopsis at midnight

High Shannon 1034 slow-moving declining 1028 by midnight tonight

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Southwest Viking

Northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later. Moderate, occasionally slight. Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches developing. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Northeast Viking, North Utsire

Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate, occasionally slight. Rain or drizzle at times. Moderate or poor, occasionally good

South Utsire

Northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times. Moderate. Drizzle at times. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Forties, Cromarty

West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in east Forties. Rain or drizzle at times. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Forth, Tyne, West Dogger

Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southwesterly 5 at times in Forth. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth. Fair. Moderate or good

East Dogger

Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight. Fair. Moderate or good

Fisher, German Bight

Northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in Fisher. Moderate or rough. Rain or drizzle at times. Moderate or good

Humber, Thames

Variable 3 or 4. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth. Fair. Good

Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth

Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times. Smooth or slight. Fair. Moderate or good

Biscay

East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good

Trafalgar (issued 2315 UTC)

Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 for a time later in far southeast. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth. Mainly fair. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

FitzRoy

Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, but variable 3 or 4 in far south and far north. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight. Fog patches and thundery showers in south, otherwise fair. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in south

Sole

East 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good

Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea, Shannon

Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times. Slight or moderate in Shannon, otherwise smooth or slight. Fair. Good

Northwest Rockall

Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate or rough. Fair. Good

Southeast Rockall, Malin

Variable 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good

Hebrides, Bailey

Southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in Hebrides. Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches developing. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Fair Isle, Faeroes, Southeast Iceland

Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in Fair Isle. Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Gale warnings

Sea area gale warnings issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 0338 UTC on Saturday 23 June 2018

All gale warnings currently in force

Fisher, issued: 0338 UTC on Saturday 23 June 2018
Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing