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Shipping forecast

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For the period to

The general synopsis at 0600

high Shannon 1038 expected Fastnet with little change by 0600 tomorrow

Viking
Wind
Northwest, backing southwest, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
Sea state
Rough, occasionally moderate later.
Weather
Occasional rain.
Visibility
Moderate or good.
North Utsire
Wind
Northwesterly 5 to 7, backing southerly 4 or 5 later.
Sea state
Rough, becoming moderate.
Weather
Rain later.
Visibility
Moderate or good.
South Utsire
Wind
Northwesterly 5 to 7, backing southerly 4 or 5 later.
Sea state
Rough, becoming moderate.
Weather
Rain later.
Visibility
Moderate or good.
Forties
Wind
Northwest 5 or 6, backing west 4 or 5, occasionally 7 at first.
Sea state
Rough, occasionally very rough at first, becoming moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Cromarty
Wind
Northwest 5 or 6, backing west 4 or 5.
Sea state
Rough, becoming moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Forth
Wind
Northwest 5 or 6, backing west 4 or 5.
Sea state
Rough, becoming moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Tyne
Wind
Northwest 5 or 6, backing west 4 or 5.
Sea state
Rough, becoming moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Dogger
Wind
Northwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
Sea state
Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Fisher
Wind
Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 for a time in east.
Sea state
Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
German Bight
Gale warning - issued: 09:50 on Mon 25 Mar 2019 UTC

Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

Wind
Northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 or 5.
Sea state
Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
Humber
Gale warning - issued: 09:50 on Mon 25 Mar 2019 UTC

Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

Wind
Northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 or 5.
Sea state
Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
Thames
Wind
Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough at first in east.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Dover
Wind
North or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
Sea state
Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in east.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Wight
Wind
North or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
Sea state
Smooth or slight.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Portland
Wind
North or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
Sea state
Smooth or slight.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Plymouth
Wind
North or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
Sea state
Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first west.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Biscay
Wind
Northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later in southwest.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough in southwest.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Trafalgar
Gale warning - issued: 09:50 on Mon 25 Mar 2019 UTC

Easterly gale force 8 expected soon

Trafalgar forecast - Issued: 00:15 on Mon 25 Mar 2019 UTC
Wind
Northeast 5 to 7.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
FitzRoy
Gale warning - issued: 15:45 on Sun 24 Mar 2019 UTC

Northeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Wind
Easterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in south.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
Sole
Wind
In west, southeasterly 3 or 4. In east, northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Lundy
Wind
Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Fastnet
Wind
Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Irish Sea
Wind
West or northwest 4 or 5.
Sea state
Smooth or slight.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
Shannon
Wind
Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5.
Sea state
Rough, becoming moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good.
Rockall
Wind
West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7.
Sea state
Rough, occasionally very rough.
Weather
Occasional drizzle.
Visibility
Moderate or good.
Malin
Wind
West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7.
Sea state
Rough, occasionally very rough.
Weather
Occasional drizzle.
Visibility
Moderate or good.
Hebrides
Wind
West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7.
Sea state
Rough, occasionally very rough.
Weather
Occasional drizzle.
Visibility
Moderate or good.
Bailey
Gale warning - issued: 09:50 on Mon 25 Mar 2019 UTC

Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Wind
Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
Sea state
Rough, becoming very rough.
Weather
Occasional rain.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor.
Fair Isle
Wind
Northwesterly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 to 7.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
Weather
Occasional rain or drizzle.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
Faeroes
Gale warning - issued: 09:50 on Mon 25 Mar 2019 UTC

Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Wind
Northwesterly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in west.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
Weather
Occasional rain or drizzle.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
Southeast Iceland
Gale warning - issued: 03:40 on Mon 25 Mar 2019 UTC

Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Wind
Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, becoming very rough.
Weather
Occasional rain, squally showers later.
Visibility
Moderate or poor.

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.

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