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 Rockall, Bailey and Southeast Iceland.

The general synopsis at midnight

Low Bailey 993 losing its identity near northwest Scotland by midnight tonight. New low expected Trafalgar 1006 by same time

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking

Southwesterly 5 to 7 at first in southeast, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Rain, then showers. Good, occasionally poor.

North Utsire

Southwesterly 5 to 7 at first in southeast, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Rain, then showers. Good, occasionally poor.

South Utsire

Southwesterly 5 to 7 at first in southeast, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Rain, then showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Forties

Southwesterly 5 to 7 at first in southeast, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Rain, then showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Cromarty

West 4 to 6, veering north 3 to 5 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first. Rain, then showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Forth

West 4 to 6, veering north 3 to 5 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first. Rain, then showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Tyne

Southwesterly 5 or 6 at first in southeast, otherwise westerly 3 to 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate.

Dogger

Southwesterly 5 or 6 at first in southeast, otherwise westerly 3 to 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate.

Fisher

Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 3 to 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate.

German Bight

Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 3 to 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate.

Humber

Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 3 to 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate.

Thames

Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 3 to 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate.

Dover

Southwest 4 to 6, veering northeast 3 to 5 later. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate.

Wight

Southwest 4 to 6, veering northeast 3 to 5 later. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate.

Portland

Southwest 4 to 6, veering northeast 3 to 5 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate.

Plymouth

North or northwest 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally poor.

Biscay

Cyclonic 4 to 6. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Trafalgar (issued 0115 CET)

Cyclonic 4 to 6, occasionally 7. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

FitzRoy

Cyclonic 4 to 6, occasionally 7. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Sole

Cyclonic 4 to 6, occasionally 7. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough. Rain or thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Lundy

North or northwest 4 or 5. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in south. Rain then showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Fastnet

North or northwest 4 or 5. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in south. Rain then showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Irish Sea

North or northwest 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Rain then showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Shannon

Northwest 5 to 7, backing west 3 to 5, then southwest later. Rough or very rough. Squally showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Rockall

Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 4 to 6 later, occasionally 7 in northwest. Very rough or high, becoming rough later. Squally showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Malin

Cyclonic becoming north 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 to 6 later. Rough or very rough. Squally showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Hebrides

Cyclonic becoming north 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 to 6 later. Rough or very rough. Squally showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Bailey

Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 3 to 5, then southwest 6 to gale 8 later. Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in southwest. Squally showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Fair Isle

Cyclonic becoming north, backing southwest later, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in east. Rain then showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Faeroes

Northerly 5 to 7, backing westerly 3 to 5, then southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7 later. Rough or very rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Southeast Iceland

Northerly 5 to 7, backing westerly 3 to 5, then southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7 later, occasionally gale 8. Rough or very rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Gale warnings

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

Rockall, issued:
Northwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

Bailey, issued:
Northwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

Southeast Iceland, issued:
Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected later