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 Fisher, Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth, Sole, Lundy, Fastnet and Shannon.

The general synopsis at midnight

High 350 miles west of Rockall 1041 expected Forties 1031 by midnight tonight. Low Biscay 1015, slow-moving with little change. Low Fitzroy 1013, moving away westwards

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking

Northwesterly 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Fair. Moderate or good.

North Utsire

Northwesterly 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Fair. Moderate or good.

South Utsire

Northwesterly 5 to 7. Slight or moderate in north, moderate or rough in south. Fair. Good.

Forties

In east, northwesterly 5 or 6. In west, northwesterly 5, becoming variable 4. In east, moderate, occasionally slight later. in west, slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight. In east, fair. In west, fog patches later. In east, good. In west, moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

Cromarty

Northwesterly 5, becoming variable 4. Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight. Fog patches later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

Forth

Variable 4, occasionally easterly 5. Smooth or slight. Fog patches later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

Tyne

Variable 4. Smooth or slight. Fog patches later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

Dogger

Northwest veering north, 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good.

Fisher

Northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first. Moderate or rough. Fair. Good.

German Bight

Northwest 5 or 6. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later. Fair. Good.

Humber

Northeast 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good.

Thames

Northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good.

Dover

East or northeast 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough. Fair. Good.

Wight

East or northeast 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough. Fair. Good.

Portland

East or northeast 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough. Fair. Good.

Plymouth

East or northeast 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough. Fair. Good.

Biscay

Northeasterly 6 at first in far north, otherwise cyclonic 4 or 5. Moderate or rough in far north, otherwise slight or moderate. Thundery showers, fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Trafalgar (issued 2315 UTC)

Cyclonic, mainly westerly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in far southeast. Slight or moderate. Showers in north. Good.

FitzRoy

Northeasterly 6 at first in far north, otherwise cyclonic 4 or 5. Moderate or rough in far north and far west, otherwise slight or moderate. Thundery showers, fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Sole

Easterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later. Moderate or rough. Thundery showers, fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Lundy

Easterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later. Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west. Fair. Good.

Fastnet

Easterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later. Moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Irish Sea

East or northeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first. Fair. Good.

Shannon

Northeast, veering southeast later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first. Moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Rockall

In north, variable 4, becoming easterly 5. In south, northeasterly, veering easterly later, 5 or 6. In north, slight or moderate. in south, slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far south. In north, fog patches. In south, mainly fair. In north, moderate, occasionally very poor. In south, good, occasionally poor in north.

Malin

Northeasterly, veering easterly later, 5 or 6. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good, occasionally poor in north.

Hebrides

West or northwest, becoming variable, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Mainly moderate. Fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Bailey

West or northwest, becoming variable, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Mainly moderate. Fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Fair Isle

West or northwest 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Faeroes

West or northwest 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Southeast Iceland

Southwesterly 5 to 7. Moderate, occasionally rough at first. Fog patches, rain later. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Gale warnings

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

Fisher, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

Dover, issued:
Northeasterly gale force 8 continuing

Wight, issued:
Northeasterly gale force 8 continuing

Portland, issued:
Easterly gale force 8 continuing

Plymouth, issued:
Easterly gale force 8 continuing

Sole, issued:
Northeasterly gale force 8 continuing, veering easterly soon

Lundy, issued:
Easterly gale force 8 expected soon

Fastnet, issued:
Northeasterly gale force 8 expected soon

Shannon, issued:
Northeasterly gale force 8 continuing