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, Hebrides and Bailey.

The general synopsis at 0600

Low 200 miles west of Rockall 999, expected Southeast Iceland 1000 by 0600 tomorrow.

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking

Southwesterly backing southerly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later. Moderate, occasionally rough at first. Rain. Good occasionally poor.

North Utsire

Southwesterly backing southerly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later. Moderate, occasionally rough at first. Rain. Good occasionally poor.

South Utsire

Southwesterly backing southerly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later. Moderate, occasionally rough at first. Rain. Good occasionally poor.

Forties

South 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first. Slight or moderate. Fog patches later. Good, occasionally very poor later.

Cromarty

South 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain at first, otherwise mainly fair. Moderate or good.

Forth

South 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good.

Tyne

South 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Dogger

South 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Fisher

Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 2 to 4. Moderate, becoming slight. Fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

German Bight

Variable 4 or less, becoming southeast 3 or 4. Slight. Fair. Good, occasionally poor.

Humber

Southeast 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good, becoming moderate.

Thames

Southeast 2 to 4. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good, becoming moderate.

Dover

Variable, mainly east 4 or less. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good, becoming moderate.

Wight

Variable, mainly east 4 or less. Smooth or slight. Fair. Good, becoming moderate.

Portland

Easterly, becoming cyclonic later 2 to 4, occasionally 5 later. Slight. Fair. Good.

Plymouth

Easterly, becoming cyclonic later 2 to 4, occasionally 5 later. Slight, occasionally moderate. Fair. Good.

Biscay

East, becoming variable, then west later, 4 or less. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good.

Trafalgar (issued 2315 UTC)

Easterly 6 to gale 8 in far southeast, otherwise northerly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later near portugal. Moderate or rough in far southeast, but elsewhere slight or moderate. Fair. Good, occasionally poor near portugal.

FitzRoy

Cyclonic 2 to 4, occasionally 5 in northwest. Slight or moderate. Drizzle later in northwest. Good occasionally poor later.

Sole

Southeasterly veering southwesterly 2 to 4, occasionally 5 in west. Moderate. Rain in west. Good, occasionally poor.

Lundy

Southeast 2 to 4, occasionally 5 later. Slight. Fair. Good.

Fastnet

South veering southwest, 2 to 4. Moderate. Fair. Good.

Irish Sea

South 3 to 5. Slight or moderate. Fog patches. Good, occasionally very poor.

Shannon

South 5 to 7, veering west 3 or 4 later. Rough becoming moderate. Rain. Moderate or poor.

Rockall

South 6 to gale 8 , becoming variable 4 or less. Very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Rain. Moderate or poor.

Malin

South 5 to 7. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in west. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally poor.

Hebrides

South 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in west. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally poor.

Bailey

Cyclonic 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 at first in southeast. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in southeast. Rain. Moderate or poor.

Fair Isle

Southerly 3 to 5, increasing 6 or 7 in west. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in west. Rain. Good occasionally poor.

Faeroes

Southeast 3 to 5, veering southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in east. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in east. Rain. Moderate or poor.

Southeast Iceland

Easterly 3 to 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7. Moderate, becoming rough. Rain. Moderate or poor.

Gale warnings

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

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

Hebrides, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

Bailey, issued:
Southerly gale force 8 expected soon