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 .

The general synopsis at midnight

New low expected Southeast Iceland 989 by midnight tonight. New high expected just east of FitzRoy 1030 by same time

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire

Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, veering westerly 5 to 7 later. Moderate, occasionally rough. Occasional rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor

Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger

South or southwest, veering west, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 for a time. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in north Forties. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate or poor

Fisher, German Bight

West or southwest, veering west later, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 for a time. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate, occasionally rough in north Fisher. Fair, then rain or shower. Good, occasionally moderate

Humber, Thames, Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth

West or southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 for a time in Dover and Thames. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in Plymouth. Fair at first in Humber, Thames and Dover, otherwise rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate

Biscay

Westerly or northwesterly 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later in south. Moderate, occasionally rough in far north. Mainly fair, showers later. Good

Trafalgar (issued 2315 UTC)

Northerly 4 to 6, occasionally variable 2 to 4 in far southeast. Moderate, occasionally rough. Mainly fair, showers later. Good.

South FitzRoy

West or northwest 3 to 5, veering northeasterly 4 to 6 later. Moderate, occasionally rough. Mainly fair. Good

North FitzRoy, Sole

Northwest 4 to 6, backing west 3 to 5. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate

Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea

West or southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first. Moderate or rough, but slight or moderate in Irish Sea. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate

Shannon

West 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 to 6 later. Rough, occasionally very rough at first. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate

Rockall, Malin, Hebrides, Bailey

West or southwest, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later except in Malin. Moderate becoming rough, then becoming very rough later in Rockall and Bailey. Occasional rain in Rockall and Malin, otherwise showers, perhaps thundery in Hebrides. Good, occasionally moderate

Fair Isle

South, veering west or southwest, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 for a time. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Rain or showers, perhaps thundery. Good, occasionally moderate

Faeroes, Southeast Iceland

Cyclonic 3 to 5, becoming westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6 later. Moderate, occasionally slight at first in Faeroes, becoming moderate or rough later. Rain then showers. Good, occasionally moderate or poor

Gale warnings

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