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Shipping forecast

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For the period to

The general synopsis at 0600

Low east Sole 1009, expected north Fitzroy 1015 by 0600 tomorrow. New low expected just north of Iceland 1002 by same time

Viking
Wind
Variable 3 or 4.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor.
North Utsire
Wind
Variable 3 or 4.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor.
South Utsire
Wind
In north, variable 3 or 4. In south, easterly 5 or 6.
Sea state
In north, slight or moderate. in south, slight or moderate.
Weather
In north, fair. In south, fair.
Visibility
In north, good, occasionally poor. In south, good.
Forties
Wind
In northeast, easterly 4 or 5. In southwest, easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
In northeast, fair. In southwest, fog patches.
Visibility
In northeast, good. In southwest, moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
Cromarty
Wind
Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
Forth
Wind
Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
Tyne
Wind
Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
Dogger
Wind
Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
Fisher
Wind
East or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
Sea state
Slight, occasionally moderate.
Weather
Thundery showers, fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate, occasionally very poor.
German Bight
Wind
East or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
Sea state
Slight, occasionally moderate.
Weather
Thundery showers, fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate, occasionally very poor.
Humber
Wind
East or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
Sea state
Slight, occasionally moderate.
Weather
Thundery showers, fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate, occasionally very poor.
Thames
Wind
East or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
Sea state
Slight, occasionally moderate.
Weather
Thundery showers, fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate, occasionally very poor.
Dover
Wind
Variable 3 or 4.
Sea state
Smooth or slight.
Weather
Thundery showers.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
Wight
Wind
Variable 3 or 4.
Sea state
Smooth or slight.
Weather
Thundery showers.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
Portland
Wind
Variable 3 or 4.
Sea state
Smooth or slight.
Weather
Thundery showers.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
Plymouth
Wind
Southeast 4 or 5.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Thundery showers, fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate, occasionally very poor.
Biscay
Wind
Southwest, veering north, 3 or 4.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Thundery showers, fog patches in north.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.
Trafalgar
Trafalgar forecast - Issued: 23:15 on Sat 26 May 2018 UTC
Wind
North or northwest 4 or 5.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally slight in southeast.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good.
FitzRoy
Wind
Northwesterly, becoming cyclonic in east, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
Sea state
Moderate.
Weather
Thundery showers, fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
Sole
Wind
Northwesterly, becoming cyclonic in east, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
Sea state
Moderate.
Weather
Thundery showers, fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
Lundy
Wind
Cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Thundery showers, fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
Fastnet
Wind
Cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Thundery showers, fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
Irish Sea
Wind
Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
Sea state
Smooth or slight.
Weather
Thundery showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor.
Shannon
Wind
Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in southwest.
Sea state
Moderate.
Weather
Thundery showers, fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
Rockall
Wind
Variable 3 or 4.
Sea state
Moderate.
Weather
Fog patches in west.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in west.
Malin
Wind
Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough later.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor.
Hebrides
Wind
Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough later.
Weather
Fair.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor.
Bailey
Wind
In south, easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. In north, southeasterly 5 or 6, veering southwesterly 6 or 7.
Sea state
In south, moderate, occasionally rough later. in north, moderate or rough.
Weather
In south, fair. In north, rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor.
Fair Isle
Wind
Southeast, veering south later, 4 or 5.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
Faeroes
Wind
Southeast, veering south later, 4 or 5.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
Southeast Iceland
Wind
Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6, veering southwesterly 6 or 7 later.
Sea state
Rough, occasionally moderate.
Weather
Occasional rain, fog patches.
Visibility
Moderate or good, occasionally very 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).

 

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