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, North Utsire, South Utsire, Forties, Dogger, German Bight, Humber, Wight, Portland, Shannon, Rockall and Bailey.

The general synopsis at midday

New low moving steadily east, expected German Bight 1008 by midday tomorrow

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire, Forties

Southeasterly, becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later. Moderate or rough, but moderate at first in South Utsire. Thundery rain. Good, occasionally poor

Cromarty, Forth

Southeast veering northwest, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in southwest. Rain clearing. Good, occasionally poor at first

Tyne, Dogger

South, becoming cyclonic, then northwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in Dogger. Slight or moderate in Tyne, moderate, occasionally rough, in Dogger. Thundery rain then showers. Good, occasionally poor

Fisher, German Bight

South 4 to 6, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in German Bight. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in east. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor

Humber, Thames

South veering northwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in Humber. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in Humber, becoming moderate or rough later. Thundery rain then showers. Good, occasionally poor

Dover, Wight, Portland

Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 except in Dover, veering northwest 4 to 6. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first. Thundery rain clearing. Good, occasionally poor at first

Plymouth, Biscay, South FitzRoy

Westerly veering northwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 2 to 4, occasionally 5 later in FitzRoy. Moderate, occasionally very rough, at first in Biscay and FitzRoy, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming moderate later. Thundery rain then showers. Good, occasionally poor

Trafalgar (issued 2315 UTC)

Variable 3 at times in far southeast, otherwise northerly 4 to 6. Moderate or rough, but slight or moderate in far southeast. Fair. Good.

North FitzRoy, Sole, Lundy, Fastnet

Northwesterly 4 to 6, backing westerly or southwesterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in west except in Lundy. In Lundy and northeast Fastnet, slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in southwest, otherwise rough, occasionally very rough at first in FitzRoy, becoming moderate or rough later. Thundery showers at first. Good

Irish Sea

Southwest 3 to 5 veering northwest, backing west, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Thundery showers. Good

Shannon, Rockall

Northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in Rockall, backing southwest 4 to 6, then south 6 to gale 8 later. Rough or very rough, becoming rough for a time. Thundery showers, rain later. Good, occasionally poor

Malin, Hebrides, Bailey

Southwesterly veering northwesterly, backing southerly, 4 to 6, backing southeasterly 7 or gale 8 in southwest Bailey. Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time, but slight or moderate in southeast Malin and southeast Hebrides. Thundery showers, rain later. Good, occasionally poor

Fair Isle, Faeroes, Southeast Iceland

Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, veering northwesterly 3 to 5 except in Southeast Iceland. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate

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 expected later

North Utsire, issued:
Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

South Utsire, issued:
Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Forties, issued:
Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Dogger, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 imminent, veering northwesterly later

German Bight, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Humber, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 imminent, veering northwesterly later

Wight, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Portland, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

Shannon, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected later

Rockall, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon, backing southerly later

Bailey, issued:
Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later