Met Office

Shipping forecast

The shipping forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 0505 UTC on Sunday 18 February 2018 for the period 0600 UTC Sunday 18 February to 0600 UTC Monday 19 February 2018.

There are warnings of gales in Bailey and Southeast Iceland.

The general synopsis at midnight

High 100 miles southwest of Fitzroy 1032, slow moving, declining 1028 by midnight tonight. Low mid Atlantic 972 moving steadily northeast, expected 350 miles southwest of Iceland 956 by same time

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire, Northeast Forties

Westerly 4 or 5, backing southeasterly 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Wintry showers. Mainly good

Southwest Forties, Cromarty, Forth

Westerly 3 or 4, backing southeasterly 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Rain later. Good occasionally moderate later

Tyne, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight, Humber, Thames, Dover, Wight

South or southwest 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Showers later. Mainly good

Portland, Plymouth

Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming northwest 4 or 5. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Biscay

West veering northwest 5 or 6. Moderate or rough. Rain or drizzle. Good, occasionally poor

Trafalgar (issued 0015 UTC)

Northeasterly 5 or 6. Moderate or rough. Mainly fair. Good.

South FitzRoy

Northeasterly 5 or 6. Moderate or rough. Mainly fair. Good

North FitzRoy, Sole

Westerly 4 or 5. Rough, occasionally very rough in west. Rain or drizzle. Good, occasionally poor

Lundy, Fastnet

Cyclonic becoming mainly west 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Moderate or rough. Rain or drizzle, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Irish Sea

Southeast veering west later, 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Shannon, Southwest Rockall

Southwesterly 5 to 7. Rough or very rough. Rain or drizzle. Moderate or poor

Northeast Rockall, Malin

Southeast veering southwest 5 to 7. Rough or very rough. Rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Hebrides

South 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 to 7 for a time. Rough or very rough. Showers then rain. Good becoming moderate or poor

Bailey

Southeast veering south later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time. Rough or very rough. Rain. Moderate or poor

Fair Isle

West 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 or 6. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good

Faeroes

West 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later. Wintry showers, rain later. Good, occasionally poor later

Southeast Iceland

Variable 4, becoming southeasterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later in west. Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough. Wintry showers then rain. Good becoming moderate or poor

Gale warnings

Sea area gale warnings issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 0344 UTC on Sunday 18 February 2018

All gale warnings currently in force

Bailey, issued: 0344 UTC on Sunday 18 February 2018
Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon

Southeast Iceland, issued: 2143 UTC on Saturday 17 February 2018
Easterly gale force 8 expected later