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 Thames, Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth, Biscay, Trafalgar, FitzRoy, Sole, Lundy, Fastnet, Shannon, Rockall, Hebrides, Bailey, Faeroes and Southeast Iceland.

The general synopsis at midday

Low Fastnet 982 expected France 993 by midday tomorrow. High mid-Atlantic 1028 expected 200 miles north of Azores 1037 by same time

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking

Variable 2 to 4, becoming north 4 or 5 for a time. Moderate occasionally rough. Showers, fair later. Good

North Utsire, South Utsire

Variable, becoming northerly, 2 to 4. Moderate. Showers. Good

Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger

Variable 2 to 4, becoming north 4 to 6 for a time. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough. Showers. Good occasionally moderate

Fisher, German Bight

North or northeast 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in German Bight. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in German Bight. Fair. Good

Humber, Thames

East, backing northeast, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 in Thames. Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in Thames. Showers. Good occasionally moderate

Dover, Wight

East 5 to 7, backing northeast 7 to severe gale 9. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough. Rain. Poor occasionally moderate

Portland, Plymouth

Cyclonic, becoming northeast, 7 to severe gale 9. Rough or very rough, occasionally high. Rain then squally showers. Poor becoming good

Biscay, East FitzRoy

Westerly or northwesterly, veering northerly, 7 to severe gale 9. Very rough or high. Squally showers. Moderate occasionally poor

Trafalgar (issued 0015 UTC)

West or northwest 4 to 6. Rough or very rough in south, very rough throughout in north. Occasional rain. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

West FitzRoy, Sole, Lundy, Fastnet

Northerly or northeasterly gale 8 or severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7 later. Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough later in Lundy and Fastnet. Squally showers. Moderate or poor occasionally good

Irish Sea

Northeast 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south. Showers. Good

Shannon

Northerly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 to 6, backing southwesterly later in northwest. Very rough or high, becoming rough occasionally moderate later. Squally showers. Moderate becoming good

Rockall

North, backing southwest later, 6 to gale 8. Rough occasionally very rough. Showers. Good

Malin

North, backing southwest later, 5 to 7. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in west. Showers. Good

Hebrides, Bailey

North 5 to 7, backing southwest 7 or gale 8 later, perhaps severe gale 9 later in Bailey. Rough, becoming very rough later in Bailey. Rain or showers. Good occasionally poor

Fair Isle

North, backing southwest later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in northwest. Rain at first. Moderate becoming good

Faeroes, Southeast Iceland

Northerly 4 to 6, backing southwesterly 6 to gale 8. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later. Rain and drizzle later. Good, becoming poor later

Gale warnings

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

Thames, issued:
Northeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Dover, issued:
Northeasterly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing severe gale force 9 later

Wight, issued:
Northeasterly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing severe gale force 9 later

Portland, issued:
Northeasterly severe gale force 9 expected later

Plymouth, issued:
Northerly severe gale force 9 expected later

Biscay, issued:
Severe gale force 9, veering westerly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent, veering northerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

Trafalgar, issued:
Northerly gale force 8 expected later

FitzRoy, issued:
Severe gale force 9 veering northerly soon

Sole, issued:
Westerly gale force 8 imminent, veering northerly and increasing severe gale force 9 soon

Lundy, issued:
Gale force 8 now veered easterly, backing northeasterly and increasing severe gale force 9 soon

Fastnet, issued:
Severe gale force 9 now veered northerly, decreasing gale force 8 soon

Shannon, issued:
Northerly severe gale force 9, decreasing gale force 8 soon

Rockall, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Hebrides, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Bailey, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Faeroes, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Southeast Iceland, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later