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 Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Irish Sea, Shannon, Rockall, Malin and Hebrides.

The general synopsis at 1800

Atlantic low expected 100 miles west of Bailey 984 by 1800 Tuesday

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking

Southwest 3 to 5, backing southeast 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate, becoming rough later. Showers, rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

North Utsire

Southwesterly 3 to 5, backing southeasterly 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate, becoming rough later. Showers, rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

South Utsire

Northwesterly 4 or 5, backing southeasterly 5 to 7 later. Moderate, occasionally slight at first. Rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Forties

Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 6 to gale 8. Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough. Rain later. Good, occasionally poor later.

Cromarty

Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 6 to gale 8. Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough. Rain later. Good, occasionally poor later.

Forth

Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 6 to gale 8. Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough. Rain later. Good, occasionally poor later.

Tyne

Southwest 3 or 4, backing south 6 or 7. Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough. Rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Dogger

Southwest 3 or 4, backing south 6 or 7. Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough. Rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Fisher

Northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, backing southwest 5 to 7. Moderate in northeast, otherwise smooth or slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough later in west. Fair. Good.

German Bight

Northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 to 7. Smooth or slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough later in west. Fair. Good.

Humber

Northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 to 7. Smooth or slight, becoming moderate. Fair. Good.

Thames

Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 to 6. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first. Mainly fair. Good.

Dover

Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 to 6. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first. Mainly fair. Good.

Wight

Northwest 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good.

Portland

Northwest 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good.

Plymouth

Northwest 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good.

Biscay

Variable 2 to 4. Moderate, occasionally slight. Showers at first. Good.

Trafalgar

Northerly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 near portugal, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5 in southeast. Moderate, occasionally rough. Fair. Good.

FitzRoy

In southeast, northerly 4 to 6. In northwest, southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in west. In southeast, moderate, occasionally rough. in northwest, moderate, becoming rough in west. In southeast, fair. In northwest, occasional drizzle. In southeast, good. In northwest, good, occasionally poor.

Sole

Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in west. Moderate, becoming rough in west. Occasional drizzle. Good, occasionally poor.

Lundy

Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7. Slight at first, otherwise moderate or rough. Occasional drizzle later. Good, occasionally poor later.

Fastnet

Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7. Moderate or rough. Occasional drizzle later. Good, occasionally poor later.

Irish Sea

Southwest 3 to 5, backing south 6 to gale 8. Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough. Fair then rain. Good, occasionally poor later.

Shannon

Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times. Rough, occasionally moderate at first. Rain or drizzle. Moderate or poor.

Rockall

South or southeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, veering southwest 4 or 5 later. Moderate or rough. Rain, fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Malin

South or southeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, but occasionally 4 at first, veering southwest 4 or 5 later. Moderate or rough. Rain, fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Hebrides

South or southeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, but occasionally 4 at first, veering southwest 4 or 5 later. Moderate or rough. Rain, fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Bailey

Southeast becoming cyclonic, 4 to 6. Moderate. Rain, fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Fair Isle

Southwest 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate, becoming rough in east. Showers, rain and fog patches later. Good, occasionally poor or very poor later.

Faeroes

Southwest 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, mainly southeast 4 to 6. Mainly moderate. Showers then rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Southeast Iceland

Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, mainly southeasterly 4 to 6. Mainly moderate. Showers then rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Gale warnings

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

Forties, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected later

Cromarty, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected later

Forth, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected later

Irish Sea, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

Shannon, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Rockall, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

Malin, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected later

Hebrides, issued:
Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later