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 Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger, Humber, Thames, Dover, Wight, Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea, Shannon, Rockall, Malin, Hebrides, Bailey, Fair Isle, Faeroes and Southeast Iceland.

The general synopsis at midnight

Low Forties 978 expected German Bight 994 by midnight tonight

The area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Viking

Variable 2 to 4 becoming north 5 to 7. Moderate becoming rough. Showers. Good, occasionally poor.

North Utsire

Northeasterly backing northwesterly 3 to 5, becoming cyclonic 4 to 6 later. Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later. Showers. Good, occasionally poor.

South Utsire

Northeasterly backing northwesterly 3 to 5, becoming cyclonic 4 to 6 later. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Forties

In east, northeasterly backing northwesterly 3 to 5, becoming cyclonic 4 to 6 later. In west, northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 to 5, then backing northwesterly 5 to 7 later. In east, slight or moderate. in west, moderate or rough. Showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Cromarty

Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 to 5, then backing northwesterly 5 to 7 later. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Forth

Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 to 5, then backing northwesterly 5 to 7 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first, then becoming slight for a time. Showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Tyne

Cyclonic 6 to gale 8 becoming northwesterly 4 to 6. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Dogger

In west, cyclonic 6 to gale 8 becoming northwesterly 4 to 6. In east, cyclonic 3 to 5. In west, moderate or rough. in east, moderate, occasionally rough at first. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Fisher

Cyclonic 3 to 5. Moderate. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

German Bight

Southwest 5 to 7 becoming cyclonic 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Humber

Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, becoming cyclonic 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Thames

West 5 or 6 backing southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 4 or 5 later. Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time. Showers, thundery later. Good, occasionally moderate.

Dover

West 5 or 6 backing southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 4 or 5 later. Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time. Showers, thundery later. Good, occasionally moderate.

Wight

West 5 or 6 backing southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 4 or 5 later. Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time. Showers, thundery later. Good, occasionally moderate.

Portland

West or northwest 5 to 7, veering north 3 to 5 later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later. Showers. Good.

Plymouth

West or northwest 5 to 7, veering north 3 to 5 later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later in northeast. Showers. Good.

Biscay

Northerly or northwesterly 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Trafalgar (issued 2315 UTC)

Variable 2 to 4, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5 in south. Slight or moderate. Showers, thundery in southwest. Good, occasionally poor in southwest.

FitzRoy

Northerly or northwesterly 4 to 6, but mainly 3 at first in south. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Sole

Northerly or northwesterly 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.

Lundy

Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Fastnet

Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Irish Sea

Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later. Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Shannon

Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in northeast, decreasing 4 at times later. Rough or very rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Rockall

North or northwest 7 or gale 8 decreasing 4 to 6. Very rough or high becoming rough or very rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor at first.

Malin

North or northwest 7 or gale 8 decreasing 4 to 6. Very rough or high becoming rough or very rough, then becoming moderate or rough later. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor at first.

Hebrides

North or northwest 7 or gale 8 decreasing 4 to 6. Very rough or high becoming rough or very rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor at first.

Bailey

North or northwest 7 or gale 8 decreasing 4 to 6. Very rough or high becoming rough or very rough, then becoming moderate or rough later. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor at first.

Fair Isle

Variable 2 to 4 at first in southeast, otherwise northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north. Moderate at first in east, otherwise rough or very rough. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Faeroes

Northerly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later. Very rough or high becoming rough or very rough. Showers. Good, occasionally poor at first.

Southeast Iceland

In east, northerly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later. In west, northerly 4 or 5 becoming variable 2 to 4. In east, very rough or high becoming rough or very rough. in west, moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate. In east, showers. In west, fair. In east, good, occasionally poor at first. In west, good.

Gale warnings

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

Forties, issued:
Easterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8, backing northeasterly imminent

Cromarty, issued:
Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent and veering northeasterly soon

Forth, issued:
Northerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Tyne, issued:
Gale force 8 veering northerly imminent

Dogger, issued:
Gale force 8 veering northeasterly imminent

Humber, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Thames, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Dover, issued:
Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Wight, issued:
Westerly gale force 8 expected later

Lundy, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

Fastnet, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

Irish Sea, issued:
Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Shannon, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

Rockall, issued:
Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

Malin, issued:
Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Hebrides, issued:
Gale force 8 now veered northerly

Bailey, issued:
Northerly gale force 8 continuing

Fair Isle, issued:
Gale force 8 now veered northerly

Faeroes, issued:
Northerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Southeast Iceland, issued:
Northerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon