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 Trafalgar.

The general synopsis at midday

Low 200 miles west of Fitzroy 985 slow-moving and filling 992 by midday tomorrow. High 200 miles north of Faeroes 1032 expected 100 miles northeast of Faeroes 1035 by same time. High Humber 1031 dissipating

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking

Northerly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later in east. Moderate, occasionally slight in far west. Showers. Good

North Utsire, South Utsire

Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7. Moderate, occasionally rough later in South Utsire. Showers. Good

Northeast Forties

Northerly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later in east. Moderate, occasionally slight in west. Showers. Good

Southwest Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger

Variable mainly easterly 2 to 4. Slight, occasionally moderate in southwest Forties and Dogger. Fair. Good

Fisher, German Bight

North or northwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in Fisher. Moderate, occasionally slight at first in German Bight and rough at times in Fisher. Showers. Good

Humber

Variable, becoming northeast later, 2 to 4. Slight, occasionally moderate later in east. Fair. Good

Thames

East or northeast 3 to 5. Slight. Fair. Good

Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth

East or northeast 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in Portland and Plymouth. Slight or moderate in Dover and Wight, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough later. Fair. Good

Biscay

East 4 to 6. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later. Showers in far west. Good

Trafalgar (issued 2315 UTC)

In southeast, variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time. In northwest, southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7. In southeast, slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough later. in northwest, moderate or rough, becoming very rough later, occasionally high later in northwest. In southeast, mainly fair. In northwest, thundery showers. In southeast, good. In northwest, good occasionally poor.

Fitzroy

Easterly or southeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in west. Moderate or rough at first in east, otherwise rough or very rough. Thundery showers. Good occasionally poor

Sole

Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later in west. Moderate or rough at first in east, otherwise rough, occasionally very rough at first in west. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate

Lundy, Fastnet

East 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in Lundy. In Fastnet, moderate or rough, in Lundy, slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in southwest. Showers later in southwest Fastnet. Good

Irish Sea

East 3 to 5. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in south. Fair. Good

Shannon

East 5 to 7. Rough, occasionally moderate in northeast. Showers in south. Mainly good

Rockall, Malin, Hebrides, Bailey

Easterly or southeasterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in far south. Moderate, occasionally slight in east Malin and east Hebrides, and rough at times in southwest Rockall. Fog patches at first in north Bailey. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in north Bailey

Fair Isle, Faeroes

Easterly or southeasterly 3 to 5 in far southwest Fair Isle, otherwise variable 2 to 4. Moderate, occasionally slight. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate

Southeast Iceland

Easterly or southeasterly, veering southerly or southwesterly, 3 to 5. Moderate. Occasional drizzle, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor

Gale warnings

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

Trafalgar, issued:
Easterly gale force 8 expected soon