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, South Utsire, Forties, Fisher, Plymouth, Biscay, FitzRoy, Sole, Fastnet, Shannon, Rockall, Malin, Hebrides, Bailey, Faeroes and Southeast Iceland.

The general synopsis at midday

Low Fastnet losing its identity by midday tomorrow. New lows expected Forties 999 and mid Atlantic 971 by same time

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking

Southeasterly 3 to 5, backing easterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later. Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough later except in north. Rain or showers. Good occasionally poor.

North Utsire

Southeasterly 3 to 5, backing easterly, 5 to 7. Slight or moderate. Rain or showers. Good occasionally poor.

South Utsire

Southeasterly 3 to 5, backing easterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later. Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough later. Rain or showers. Good occasionally poor.

Forties

In north, southeasterly 3 to 5, backing easterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later. In south, southeasterly 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic, 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time in east. In north, slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough later. in south, slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in south. In north, rain or showers. In south, rain. In north, good occasionally poor. In south, good, occasionally poor.

Cromarty

Southeasterly 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Rain. Good, occasionally poor.

Forth

Southeasterly 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Rain. Good, occasionally poor.

Tyne

East becoming cyclonic, then becoming southwest later, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Rain. Good, occasionally poor.

Dogger

East becoming cyclonic, then becoming southwest later, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Rain. Good, occasionally poor.

Fisher

Easterly or southeasterly, veering southwesterly later, 4 to 6, increasing 7 to gale 8 for a time in north. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

German Bight

Easterly or southeasterly, veering southwesterly later, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Humber

Southeast veering southwest later, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Thundery showers. Good occasionally poor.

Thames

Southeast veering southwest later, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Thundery showers. Good occasionally poor.

Dover

Southeast veering southwest later, 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Thundery showers. Good occasionally poor.

Wight

Cyclonic becoming west or southwest, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later. Showers, thundery at first. Good, occasionally poor.

Portland

Cyclonic becoming west or southwest, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later. Showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Plymouth

West or southwest 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later, occasionally very rough for a time. Showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Biscay

West or southwest 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later, occasionally very rough for a time. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Trafalgar (issued 2315 UTC)

West veering northwest, 5 to 7, becoming variable 4 later. Rough in northwest, moderate in southeast. Rain then fair. Moderate or good.

FitzRoy

Northwest backing southwest later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times. Rough or very rough. Showers, rain later. Good, occasionally poor.

Sole

Northwest backing southwest later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times. Rough or very rough. Showers, rain later. Good, occasionally poor.

Lundy

Cyclonic becoming west or southwest, 5 to 7. Moderate. Showers, rain later. Good, occasionally poor.

Fastnet

Cyclonic becoming west or southwest, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. Moderate, occasionally rough. Showers, rain later. Good, occasionally poor.

Irish Sea

Southeast, veering south later, 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.

Shannon

Northwest, backing south or southwest, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally poor.

Rockall

Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later, perhaps severe gale 9 later. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, then becoming very rough later. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Malin

Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Hebrides

Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Bailey

Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later, perhaps severe gale 9 later. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, then becoming very rough later. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Fair Isle

Southeasterly 5 to 7. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Showers. Good.

Faeroes

Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough. Showers. Good.

Southeast Iceland

Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later, perhaps severe gale 9 later. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, then becoming very rough later. Showers. Good.

Gale warnings

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

Viking, issued:
Easterly gale force 8 expected later

South Utsire, issued:
Easterly gale force 8 expected later

Forties, issued:
Easterly gale force 8 expected later

Fisher, issued:
Easterly gale force 8 expected later

Plymouth, issued:
Westerly gale force 8 expected soon

Biscay, issued:
Westerly gale force 8 expected soon

FitzRoy, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

Sole, issued:
Gale force 8 backing southwesterly later

Fastnet, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

Shannon, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

Rockall, issued:
Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Malin, issued:
Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Hebrides, issued:
Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Bailey, issued:
Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Faeroes, issued:
Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

Southeast Iceland, issued:
Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later