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 Viking, South Utsire, Forties, Fisher, Biscay, Trafalgar, FitzRoy and Southeast Iceland.

The general synopsis at 0600

New lows expected Rockall 983, Shannon 986 and Lundy 987 by 0600 tomorrow

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking

Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

North Utsire

Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7. Slight in east, moderate or rough in west. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

South Utsire

Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Forties

In northeast, easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8. In southwest, easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6. In northeast, moderate or rough, occasionally very rough. in southwest, moderate or rough. In northeast, rain or showers. In southwest, occasional rain, fog patches later. In northeast, good, occasionally poor. In southwest, moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

Cromarty

Easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain, fog patches later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

Forth

Easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain, fog patches later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

Tyne

Easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain, fog patches later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

Dogger

Easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain, fog patches later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

Fisher

In north, easterly 6 to gale 8. In south, southeasterly, becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 or 6. In north, moderate or rough. in south, moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate. In north, rain or showers. In south, thundery showers, fog patches later. In north, good, occasionally poor. In south, moderate, occasionally very poor later.

German Bight

Southeasterly, becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 or 6. Slight or moderate. Thundery showers, fog patches later. Moderate, occasionally very poor later.

Humber

East or southeast 5 or 6. Slight or moderate. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Thames

East or southeast 5 or 6. Slight or moderate. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Dover

Southwest backing southeast, then veering south later, 5 or 6. Slight or moderate. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Wight

Southwest backing southeast, then veering south later, 5 or 6. Slight or moderate. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Portland

Southwest 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, mainly south, 5 to 7 for a time. Slight or moderate. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Plymouth

Southwest 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, mainly south, 5 to 7 for a time. Moderate or rough. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Biscay

Southerly veering southwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in south. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Trafalgar (issued 2315 UTC)

Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly 6 to gale 8. Rough or very rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

FitzRoy

In east, southerly veering southwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south. In west, westerly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later. In east, moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in south. in west, rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high later. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Sole

Cyclonic 5 to 7. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in west. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Lundy

South backing east, 5 or 6, then becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later. Moderate or rough. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Fastnet

South backing east, 5 or 6, then becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later. Moderate or rough. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Irish Sea

East or southeast 5 or 6. Slight or moderate. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Shannon

Cyclonic 5 or 6. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in southwest. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Rockall

East becoming cyclonic, 5 or 6. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Malin

East 5 or 6, veering southeast 5 to 7 later. Moderate, occasionally rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Hebrides

Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7. Moderate or rough. Rain or drizzle developing. Good, becoming moderate or poor.

Bailey

Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7. Moderate or rough. Rain or drizzle developing. Good, becoming moderate or poor.

Fair Isle

Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7. Moderate or rough. Rain or drizzle developing. Good, becoming moderate or poor.

Faeroes

Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7. Moderate or rough. Rain or drizzle developing. Good, becoming moderate or poor.

Southeast Iceland

In southeast, easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7. In northwest, northeasterly 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough. In southeast, rain or drizzle developing. In northwest, rain at times. In southeast, good, becoming moderate or poor. In northwest, 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:
Southeasterly gale force 8 continuing

South Utsire, issued:
Easterly gale force 8 continuing

Forties, issued:
Southeasterly gale force 8 continuing

Fisher, issued:
Easterly gale force 8 continuing

Biscay, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

Trafalgar, issued:
Westerly gale force 8 expected soon

FitzRoy, issued:
Westerly gale force 8 expected soon

Southeast Iceland, issued:
Gale now ceased but northeasterly gale force 8 expected soon