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 Humber, Thames, FitzRoy, Sole, Shannon, Rockall, Bailey and Southeast Iceland.

The general synopsis at midnight

Low Germany 1002 expected German Bight 1001 by midnight tonight

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking

Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 5 to 7. Moderate, occasionally rough. Occasional rain until later. Good, occasionally moderate.

North Utsire

Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 5 to 7. Moderate, occasionally rough. Occasional rain until later. Good, occasionally moderate.

South Utsire

Northeasterly 3 to 5, backing northerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate or rough. Rain. Good, occasionally moderate.

Forties

Northwest 5 to 7. Slight or moderate, becoming rough in east. Showers until later. Good.

Cromarty

Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later. Slight, occasionally moderate. Showers at first. Good.

Forth

Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later. Slight, occasionally moderate. Showers at first. Good.

Tyne

North 4 to 6, backing northwest 3 or 4. Moderate, occasionally slight. Showers until later. Good.

Dogger

North backing northwest, 5 to 7. Moderate, becoming rough in east. Showers. Mainly good.

Fisher

Northeast becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate or rough. Rain. Good, occasionally poor.

German Bight

Northeast becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate or rough. Rain. Good, occasionally poor.

Humber

North backing northwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Thames

North backing northwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Dover

North 4 to 6, increasing 7 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough until later. Showers at first. Mainly good.

Wight

North 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate. Showers at first. Mainly good.

Portland

North 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate. Showers at first. Mainly good.

Plymouth

Northeasterly veering southerly, 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in northeast. Showers then fair. Good.

Biscay

Northeasterly veering southerly, 3 to 5. Moderate or rough. Showers then fair. Good.

Trafalgar (issued 0015 UTC)

Northwest 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate.

FitzRoy

In east, northeasterly veering southerly, 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later. In west, southerly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, veering westerly 4 or 5. In east, moderate or rough. in west, rough, occasionally moderate. In east, showers then fair. In west, rain then showers. In east, good. In west, good, occasionally poor.

Sole

In west, southerly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, veering westerly 4 or 5. In east, northeasterly 3 or 4, veering southerly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. In west, rough, occasionally moderate. in east, slight or moderate, occasionally rough. In west, rain then showers. In east, rain later. In west, good, occasionally poor. In east, good, occasionally poor later.

Lundy

Northeasterly 3 or 4, veering southerly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good.

Fastnet

Northeasterly 3 or 4, veering southerly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough. Rain later. Good, occasionally poor later.

Irish Sea

Northeasterly 3 or 4, veering southerly 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good.

Shannon

Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering southwest 4 or 5. Moderate at first in east, otherwise rough or very rough. Rain. Good, occasionally poor.

Rockall

Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering southwest 4 or 5. Moderate at first in east, otherwise rough or very rough. Rain. Good, occasionally poor.

Malin

Variable 3, becoming southeast 5 to 7. Moderate, becoming rough or very rough. Fair. Good.

Hebrides

Variable 3, becoming southeast 5 to 7. Moderate, becoming rough or very rough. Fair. Good.

Bailey

Southeast 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough. Rain later. Good, occasionally poor later.

Fair Isle

Northwesterly veering southeasterly, 3 to 5. Moderate or rough. Showers until later. Mainly good.

Faeroes

Northwesterly veering southeasterly, 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later in west. Moderate or rough. Showers until later. Mainly good.

Southeast Iceland

Easterly or southeasterly, 3 to 5, increasing 6 to gale 8. Moderate, becoming rough or very rough. Mainly fair. Good.

Gale warnings

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

Humber, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

Thames, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

FitzRoy, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

Sole, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

Shannon, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected later

Rockall, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected later

Bailey, issued:
Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Southeast Iceland, issued:
Easterly gale force 8 expected later