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 all areas except Thames and Trafalgar .

The general synopsis at 1800

New low expected Fair Isle 1008 by 1800 Sunday. Low Tyne 989 losing its identity

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking

Southeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in southeast, backing southerly later. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally poor

North Utsire

Southeasterly 4 to 6, but 7 or gale 8 at first in southwest, backing southerly later. Moderate or rough. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor

South Utsire, Northeast Forties

Easterly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor

Southwest Forties

Cyclonic becoming southerly or southeasterly, 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good, occasionally poor

Cromarty, Forth, Tyne

North 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic, then south later, 4 to 6. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Showers. Good, occasionally poor

Dogger

East or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, then veering southeast 4 to 6 later. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good, occasionally poor

Fisher

East 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first. Showers. Good, occasionally poor

German Bight, Humber

Cyclonic 4 to 6 becoming northeast 6 to gale 8, then east 4 to 6 later. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good, occasionally poor

Thames

West, becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, then northeast 3 or 4 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate

Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth, Biscay

West 5 to 7 at first in Dover, otherwise northwest 6 to gale 8. Very rough or high in Biscay, rough or very rough in Plymouth and southwest Portland, elsewhere moderate or rough. Showers. Good, occasionally poor

Trafalgar

North or northwest 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good.

Southwest FitzRoy

Westerly or northwesterly 4 to 6. Rough or very rough. Showers. Good

Northeast FitzRoy, Sole, Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea, Shannon

Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6 later. Very rough or high at first in northeast FitzRoy, Sole, southwest Fastnet and Shannon, elsewhere moderate or rough, occasionally very rough except in Irish Sea. Showers. Good, occasionally poor

Rockall, Malin, Hebrides

Northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 2 to 4, then south or southwest 6 to gale 8 later. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor

Bailey

Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then south 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later. Rough or very rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor

Fair Isle

Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, decreasing 3 to 5 in west. Rough or very rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor

Faeroes, Southeast Iceland

Northerly veering southeasterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 later except in east Faeroes. Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later in Southeast Iceland. 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:
Easterly gale force 8 veering southeasterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

North Utsire, issued:
Gale now ceased southerly gale force 8 expected later

South Utsire, issued:
Easterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

Forties, issued:
Gale force 8 backing southerly later

Cromarty, issued:
Northerly gale force 8 continuing

Forth, issued:
Northerly gale force 8 continuing

Tyne, issued:
Northerly gale force 8 expected soon

Dogger, issued:
Northeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Fisher, issued:
Easterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

German Bight, issued:
Northeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Humber, issued:
Northeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Dover, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Wight, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

Portland, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

Plymouth, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

Biscay, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

FitzRoy, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

Sole, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

Lundy, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

Fastnet, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

Irish Sea, issued:
Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

Shannon, issued:
Gale now ceased westerly gale force 8 expected later

Rockall, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected soon veering westerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

Malin, issued:
Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected later

Hebrides, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected later

Bailey, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected later

Fair Isle, issued:
Northerly gale force 8 backing southerly later

Faeroes, issued:
Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Southeast Iceland, issued:
Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later