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, Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth, FitzRoy, Sole, Lundy, Fastnet and Irish Sea.

The general synopsis at midday

Low Faeroes 994, expected 50 miles north of Fair Isle 991 by midday Tuesday.

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking

Southwesterly veering southeasterly later 4 to 6, becoming variable 2 to 4 for a time. Moderate or rough. Squally showers. Moderate or good.

North Utsire

Southwesterly veering southeasterly later 4 to 6, becoming variable 2 to 4 for a time. Moderate or rough. Squally showers. Moderate or good.

South Utsire

Southwesterly veering southeasterly later 4 to 6, becoming variable 2 to 4 for a time. Moderate or rough. Squally showers. Moderate or good.

Forties

West or southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Cromarty

West or southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Forth

West or southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Tyne

West or southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Dogger

West or southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Fisher

West or southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 2 to 4 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

German Bight

West or southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in south, becoming variable 2 to 4 later in north. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain. Moderate or good.

Humber

West or southwest 4 to 6, increasing 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first, occasionally very rough later. Rain or drizzle. Moderate or poor.

Thames

West or southwest 4 to 6, increasing 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first, occasionally very rough later. Rain or drizzle. Moderate or poor.

Dover

West or southwest 4 to 6, increasing 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first, occasionally very rough later. Rain or drizzle. Moderate or poor.

Wight

West or southwest 4 to 6, increasing 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first, occasionally very rough later. Rain or drizzle. Moderate or poor.

Portland

West or southwest 4 to 6, increasing 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first, occasionally very rough later. Rain or drizzle. Moderate or poor.

Plymouth

West or southwest 4 to 6, increasing 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first, occasionally very rough later. Rain or drizzle. Moderate or poor.

Biscay

Variable 2 to 4 in southeast, otherwise southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in north. Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough in northwest. Rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Trafalgar (issued 0115 CET)

Variable 2 to 4, becoming southerly 6 later in northwest. Slight in southeast, otherwise moderate, becoming rough later in northwest. Fair. Good.

FitzRoy

South or southwest 4 to 6, increasing 6 to gale 8. Moderate, becoming rough or very rough. Rain. Moderate or good.

Sole

South or southwest 4 to 6, increasing 6 to gale 8. Moderate, becoming rough or very rough. Rain. Moderate or good.

Lundy

Southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8. Moderate, becoming rough or very rough. Rain. Moderate or good.

Fastnet

Southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8. Moderate, becoming rough or very rough. Rain. Moderate or good.

Irish Sea

Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in south. Rain. Moderate or good.

Shannon

Southwest, becoming cyclonic later, 4 to 6, increasing 7 for a time. Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate at first. Rain. Moderate or good.

Rockall

West 4 to 6, becoming variable 2 to 4, then north 3 to 5 later. Moderate or rough. Rain in south. Good, occasionally moderate or poor in south.

Malin

West 4 to 6, becoming variable 2 to 4. Moderate or rough. Rain in south. Good, occasionally moderate or poor in south.

Hebrides

West 5 to 7, veering north or northwest 3 to 5. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first. Showers. Good.

Bailey

West or northwest, veering north later, 5 to 7. Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Fair Isle

Westerly 5 to 7 at first in south, otherwise cyclonic 4 to 6. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Faeroes

Westerly 5 to 7 at first in south, otherwise cyclonic 4 to 6. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Southeast Iceland

Northwesterly veering northerly or northeasterly later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate or rough. Rain or sleet. Moderate, occasionally poor.

Gale warnings

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

Humber, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Thames, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Dover, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Wight, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Portland, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Plymouth, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

FitzRoy, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Sole, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Lundy, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Fastnet, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Irish Sea, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later