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, Trafalgar and Southeast Iceland.

The general synopsis at 1800

High 200 miles west of Bailey 1031 expected 75 miles west of Rockall 1030 by 1800 Friday. New low expected southeast England 1013 by same time. High northwest Fitzroy 1029 dissipating

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking

Variable 3 or less at first in southeast, otherwise northerly 5 to 7. Moderate or rough. Rain, becoming fair later. Moderate or poor, becoming good later

North Utsire, South Utsire, East Forties

Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northeasterly 3 to 5. Slight or moderate. Rain or drizzle, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

West Forties, Cromarty, Forth

Northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first. Rough, becoming moderate later. Occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Tyne, West Dogger

Northwesterly 4 or 5, veering northerly 5 to 7, then veering northeasterly 3 or 4 later. Slight at first in south, otherwise moderate or rough. Occasional rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

East Dogger, Fisher, German Bight, Humber

Southwest becoming variable, 2 to 4. Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later. Rain or showers, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Thames, Dover, Wight, Portland

West or southwest 3 to 5. Slight, occasionally moderate. Rain then showers, fog patches at first. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first

Plymouth, North Biscay

Northwesterly 3 to 5. Slight or moderate. Rain then showers. Good, occasionally poor at first

South Biscay

Variable 2 to 4. Slight. Mainly fair. Good

Trafalgar

Easterly 6 to gale 8 in far southeast, otherwise northerly 3 to 5. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good.

Southeast Fitzroy

Northeasterly 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good

Northwest Fitzroy, Sole

Northerly or northwesterly 3 to 5. Slight or moderate. Rain at times. Good, occasionally poor

Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea, Shannon

North or northwest 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Rockall, Malin, Hebrides

North or northeast 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in Malin. Moderate, occasionally rough at first in Malin. Showers at first. Good

Bailey

Northerly, backing southwesterly in northwest, 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later in northwest. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good

Fair Isle

North 5 to 7. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later. Rain at first in east. Good, occasionally poor at first in east

Faeroes

North backing west or southwest, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in north. Fair. Good

Southeast Iceland

Westerly 5 or 6 backing southwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later. Slight or moderate, becoming rough later. Rain later in west. Good, occasionally moderate later

Gale warnings

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

Forties, issued:
Northerly gale force 8 imminent

Cromarty, issued:
Northerly gale force 8 imminent

Forth, issued:
Northerly gale force 8 imminent

Trafalgar, issued:
Easterly gale force 8 expected later

Southeast Iceland, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later