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, Cromarty, Biscay, Trafalgar, FitzRoy, Rockall, Malin, Hebrides, Bailey, Fair Isle, Faeroes and Southeast Iceland.

The general synopsis at 1800

High Bristol Channel 1049 expected Lundy 1048 by 1800 Monday

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking

Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest. Rough or very rough. Rain at times. Good, occasionally poor.

North Utsire

Southwesterly 5 to 7. Rough or very rough. Rain at times. Good, occasionally poor.

South Utsire

Westerly 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain. Mainly good.

Forties

West or southwest 5 to 7. Moderate, occasionally rough. Mainly fair. Good.

Cromarty

West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times. Moderate. Mainly fair. Good.

Forth

West or southwest 5 to 7. Moderate. Mainly fair. Good.

Tyne

West or southwest, 4 to 6. Moderate, becoming mainly slight. Fair. Good.

Dogger

West or southwest, 4 to 6. Moderate. Fair. Good.

Fisher

West or southwest, 4 to 6. Moderate, occasionally rough. Fair. Good.

German Bight

Northwest, backing west or southwest, 4 to 6. Moderate. Fair. Good.

Humber

West 3 to 5. Moderate, becoming slight in southwest. Fair. Good.

Thames

North backing west, then becoming variable later, 3 or 4. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first. Fair. Good.

Dover

Northeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first. Fair. Good.

Wight

Northeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times. Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first. Fair. Good.

Portland

Northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south. Moderate, occasionally slight in north. Fair. Good.

Plymouth

Northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south. Moderate, occasionally slight in north, becoming rough later in west. Fair. Good.

Biscay

Northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 in north. Rough, occasionally very rough in south and west. Fair. Good.

Trafalgar

Northeasterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times. Rough or very rough. Thundery showers in southeast, otherwise fair. Mainly good.

FitzRoy

In southeast, northeasterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times. In northwest, northeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times. In southeast, rough or very rough, becoming high. in northwest, rough or very rough, occasionally moderate at first. Fair. In southeast, mainly good. In northwest, good.

Sole

In west, southerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later. In east, variable 2 to 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5 later. In west, rough. in east, moderate, becoming rough later. Fair. Good.

Lundy

Variable 2 to 4. Moderate, occasionally slight. Fair. Good.

Fastnet

Variable 2 to 4. Moderate, occasionally slight in northeast, then becoming rough later south. Fair. Good.

Irish Sea

Southwest 4 or 5. Slight, occasionally moderate. Fair. Good.

Shannon

In southeast, southerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. In northwest, southwesterly 5 to 7. In southeast, moderate becoming rough. in northwest, rough or very rough. Fair. In southeast, good. In northwest, good, occasionally moderate.

Rockall

Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later. High in northwest until later, otherwise rough or very rough. Occasional drizzle. Good, occasionally moderate.

Malin

Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later. Rough or very rough. Occasional drizzle. Good, occasionally moderate.

Hebrides

Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 until later, decreasing 4 or 5 later in north. Very rough or high. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Bailey

Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 until later, decreasing 4 or 5 later in south. Very rough or high. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Fair Isle

West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 until later. Very rough or high. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Faeroes

West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 until later. Very rough or high. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Southeast Iceland

Southwesterly veering westerly later, 7 to severe gale 9. High. Rain then wintry showers. Moderate or poor.

Gale warnings

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

Viking, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

Cromarty, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

Biscay, issued:
Northeasterly gale force 8 continuing

Trafalgar, issued:
Northeasterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

FitzRoy, issued:
Northeasterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

Rockall, issued:
Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Malin, issued:
Gale force 8 veering southwesterly imminent

Hebrides, issued:
Southwesterly severe gale force 9 continuing

Bailey, issued:
Southwesterly severe gale force 9 continuing

Fair Isle, issued:
Southwesterly severe gale force 9 continuing

Faeroes, issued:
Southwesterly severe gale force 9 continuing

Southeast Iceland, issued:
Southwesterly severe gale force 9 continuing