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 Shannon and Rockall.

The general synopsis at 0600

Low FitzRoy 1012 losing its identity by 0600 tomorrow. New low expected 200 miles west of Rockall 984 by same time. New high expected 100 miles northeast of Viking 1020 by that time.

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire, Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger

Variable 3 or 4. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate until later in Viking and North Utsire. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Fisher

Variable 3 or 4. Smooth or slight. Occasional drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

German Bight, Humber, Thames, Dover, Wight

Northeast 3 or 4. Smooth or slight. Occasional drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Portland, Plymouth

North or northeast 3 or 4. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in Portland. Occasional drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Biscay

Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Moderate or good

Trafalgar (issued 2315 UTC)

Northerly or northwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in northwest. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain in north. Good, occasionally moderate.

South FitzRoy

Cyclonic 5 to 7. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

North FitzRoy, Sole

Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west, backing southwesterly in west. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea

North or northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable later. Slight or moderate in Lundy and Fastnet, smooth or slight in Irish Sea. Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Shannon, Rockall

Northerly 4 or 5 at first in southeast Shannon, otherwise southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6 becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later in west. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Malin, Hebrides

Variable 3 or 4 becoming south or southeast 5 or 6. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Bailey

Southerly 5 or 6 backing southeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in southwest. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Fair Isle

Variable 3 or 4 becoming south or southeast 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Faeroes, Southeast Iceland

Southwesterly backing southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor

Gale warnings

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

Shannon, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected later

Rockall, issued:
Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later