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Shipping forecast

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For the period to

The general synopsis at 0600

New low expected Shannon 987 by 0600 tomorrow.

Viking
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Wind
Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate at first.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Later.
North Utsire
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Wind
Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate at first.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Later.
South Utsire
Wind
Southeasterly 5 to 7.
Sea state
Moderate, becoming rough.
Weather
Wintry showers.
Visibility
Good occasionally poor.
Forties
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Wind
Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
Cromarty
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Wind
Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, becoming very rough.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
Forth
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Wind
Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
Tyne
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Wind
Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, becoming rough.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
Dogger
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Wind
Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, becoming rough.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
Fisher
Wind
Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
Sea state
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
Weather
Wintry showers.
Visibility
Good occasionally poor.
German Bight
Wind
Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
Sea state
Slight or moderate.
Weather
Wintry showers.
Visibility
Good occasionally poor.
Humber
Wind
Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
Sea state
Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
Weather
Showers at first.
Visibility
Good.
Thames
Wind
Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
Sea state
Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
Weather
Showers at first.
Visibility
Good.
Dover
Wind
East 3 or 4, veering southeast 5 or 6.
Sea state
Slight, becoming moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good.
Wight
Wind
East 3 or 4, veering southeast 5 or 6.
Sea state
Slight, becoming moderate.
Weather
Mainly fair.
Visibility
Good.
Portland
Wind
Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough.
Weather
Showers or rain.
Visibility
Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.
Plymouth
Wind
Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough.
Weather
Showers or rain.
Visibility
Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.
Biscay
Wind
Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming south 5 to 7.
Sea state
Rough or very rough.
Weather
Rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor later.
Trafalgar
Trafalgar forecast - Issued: 00:15 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC
Wind
Northwesterly 5 or 6 at first in southeast, otherwise variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 5 to 7 in northwest.
Sea state
Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in far southeast.
Weather
Occasional rain.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor.
FitzRoy
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Southerly gale force 8 expected later

Wind
South veering southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
Sea state
Very rough, becoming high.
Weather
Rain.
Visibility
Moderate or poor.
Sole
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Southerly gale force 8 continuing

Wind
South veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
Sea state
Very rough, becoming high.
Weather
Rain.
Visibility
Moderate or poor.
Lundy
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing severe gale force 9 later

Wind
South or southeast 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough.
Weather
Rain or showers.
Visibility
Moderate or poor, occasionally good at first.
Fastnet
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing severe gale force 9 later

Wind
South or southeast 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough, becoming high.
Weather
Rain or showers.
Visibility
Moderate or poor, occasionally good at first.
Irish Sea
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing severe gale force 9 later

Wind
South or southeast 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough.
Weather
Rain or showers.
Visibility
Moderate or poor, occasionally good at first.
Shannon
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Gale now ceased, but southerly gale force 8 expected later

Wind
South 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
Sea state
Very rough, becoming high.
Weather
Rain or showers.
Visibility
Moderate or poor.
Rockall
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Southerly severe gale force 9 continuing

Wind
South or southeast, becoming cyclonic later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough, becoming high or very high.
Weather
Rain.
Visibility
Moderate or poor.
Malin
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Gale force 9 continuing, backing southeasterly later

Wind
South or southeast, becoming cyclonic later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough, becoming high or very high.
Weather
Rain.
Visibility
Moderate or poor.
Hebrides
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Gale force 9 continuing, backing southeasterly later

Wind
South or southeast, becoming cyclonic later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough, becoming high or very high.
Weather
Rain.
Visibility
Moderate or poor.
Bailey
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Southerly severe gale force 9 continuing

Wind
South or southeast, becoming cyclonic later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough, becoming high or very high.
Weather
Rain.
Visibility
Moderate or poor.
Fair Isle
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Severe gale force 9, backing southeasterly later

Wind
South or southeast, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
Sea state
Very rough or high.
Weather
Rain or showers.
Visibility
Moderate or poor.
Faeroes
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Southeasterly severe gale force 9 continuing

Wind
South or southeast, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
Sea state
Very rough or high.
Weather
Rain or showers.
Visibility
Moderate or poor.
Southeast Iceland
Gale warning - issued: 10:00 on Fri 14 Dec 2018 UTC

Southeasterly severe gale force 9, decreasing gale force 8 later

Wind
Southeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 until later.
Sea state
Very rough or high.
Weather
Rain or showers.
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.

Caution: The internet is not part of the Maritime Safety Information system and should never be relied upon as the only means to obtain the latest forecast and warning information. Access to the service may be interrupted or delayed from time to time, updates may also be delayed. Please refer to GMDSS services, INMARSAT SafetyNET or international NAVTEX for the latest information. When using these web pages, always check that the page on your screen is not from your cache. Use the Refresh or Reload button if in any doubt.

 

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