Shipping forecast and gale warnings

Forecast valid from: until

Issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at

The shipping forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at for the period to .

There are warnings of gales in Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire, Forties, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight, Humber, Thames, Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth, Biscay, FitzRoy, Sole, Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea, Shannon, Rockall and Southeast Iceland.

The general synopsis at midnight

Low Shannon 989 expected Wight 991 by midnight tonight. Low Dogger 988 expected Norwegian Sea 982 by same time. Low Southeast Iceland 995, slow-moving, filling 1001 by that time. New low expected Humber 990 by midnight tonight

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking

Northerly 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally poor.

North Utsire

Northerly, occasionally cyclonic, 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally poor.

South Utsire

Cyclonic 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9 for a time. Moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time in southeast. Showers. Good.

Forties

Cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, becoming north 5 to 7. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Cromarty

North 4 to 6. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Showers. Good.

Forth

North 4 to 6. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Showers. Good.

Tyne

Cyclonic 3 to 5, becoming north 6 or 7 later. Slight or moderate, becoming rough later. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Dogger

Cyclonic gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 4 to 6, then increasing 7 or gale 8 later. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Fisher

Cyclonic gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 4 to 6, then increasing 7 or gale 8 later. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

German Bight

Cyclonic gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 4 to 6, then increasing 7 or gale 8 later. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Humber

Southwest, becoming cyclonic later, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 to 6 for a time. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough, becoming slight or moderate for a time. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Thames

Southwest, becoming cyclonic later, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 to 6 for a time. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough, becoming slight or moderate for a time. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Dover

Southwest becoming cyclonic, then northwest later, 7 to severe gale 9. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Wight

Southwest becoming cyclonic, then northwest later, 7 to severe gale 9. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Portland

Southwest becoming cyclonic, then northwest later, 7 to severe gale 9. Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Plymouth

Southwest becoming cyclonic, then northwest later, 7 to severe gale 9. Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Biscay

West or southwest, veering northwest, 7 to severe gale 9. Rough or very rough, occasionally high. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Trafalgar (issued 0115 CEST)

Cyclonic, becoming northerly or northeasterly, 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in west. Moderate or rough in northwest, slight or moderate in southeast. Thundery showers. Mainly good.

FitzRoy

West or southwest, veering northwest, 7 to severe gale 9. Rough or very rough, occasionally high. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Sole

West or southwest, veering northwest, 7 to severe gale 9. Rough or very rough, occasionally high. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Lundy

West or southwest, becoming cyclonic, then northwest, 7 to severe gale 9. Rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Fastnet

West or southwest, becoming cyclonic, then northwest, 7 to severe gale 9. Rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Irish Sea

Cyclonic, becoming north later, 6 to gale 8. Mainly slight or moderate in north, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far south. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Shannon

Northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7 later. Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Rockall

Northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7 later. Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Malin

Cyclonic, becoming north or northwest, 5 to 7. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Hebrides

Cyclonic, becoming north or northwest, 5 to 7. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Bailey

Cyclonic, becoming north or northwest, 5 to 7. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Fair Isle

Cyclonic, becoming north or northwest, 5 to 7. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Faeroes

Cyclonic, becoming north or northwest, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Southeast Iceland

Cyclonic in east, otherwise northerly, 7 to severe gale 9. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Gale warnings

Sea area gale warnings issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at

Viking, issued:
Northerly gale force 8 expected later

North Utsire, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon, backing southwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

South Utsire, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Forties, issued:
Northwesterly severe gale force 9 expected later

Dogger, issued:
Westerly severe gale force 9 expected soon increasing storm force 10 later

Fisher, issued:
Southwesterly storm force 10 expected later

German Bight, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon increasing storm force 10 later

Humber, issued:
Severe gale force 9 backing southwesterly imminent

Thames, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

Dover, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

Wight, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

Portland, issued:
Westerly gale force 8 expected soon increasing severe gale force 9 later

Plymouth, issued:
Westerly gale force 8 expected soon increasing severe gale force 9 later

Biscay, issued:
Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 expected soon increasing severe gale force 9 later

FitzRoy, issued:
Severe gale force 9 veering northwesterly soon

Sole, issued:
Severe gale force 9 veering northwesterly soon

Lundy, issued:
Westerly severe gale force 9 expected later

Fastnet, issued:
Severe gale force 9 veering northwesterly soon

Irish Sea, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent, veering northerly soon

Shannon, issued:
Northwesterly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale force 9 soon

Rockall, issued:
Northwesterly storm force 10 decreasing gale force 8 soon

Southeast Iceland, issued:
Northerly gale force 8 expected soon increasing severe gale force 9 later