Shipping Forecast

Valid

From: Sat 29th Jan at 06:00 UTC

To: Sun 30th Jan at 06:00 UTC

Summary at midnight

High France 1039 expected Fitzroy 1038 by midnight tonight

Issued at: 05:05 UTC on 29th Jan

Regions

Gale warning issued

Southwesterly gale force 8 veering northwesterly and increasing violent storm force 11 later

Issued at: 21:48 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly or northwesterly severe gale 9 to violent storm 11.

Sea State

Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high, occasionally very high later.

Weather

Squally showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

North Utsire

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Gale warning issued

Southwesterly gale force 8 veering northwesterly and increasing violent storm force 11 later

Issued at: 21:48 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly or northwesterly severe gale 9 to violent storm 11.

Sea State

Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high, occasionally very high later.

Weather

Squally showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

South Utsire

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Gale warning issued

Southwesterly gale force 8 veering northwesterly and increasing violent storm force 11 later

Issued at: 21:48 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly or northwesterly severe gale 9 to violent storm 11.

Sea State

Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high, occasionally very high later.

Weather

Squally showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Gale warning issued

Southwesterly gale force 8, increasing storm force 10 soon, then veering northwesterly and increasing violent storm force 11 later

Issued at: 21:48 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly or northwesterly severe gale 9 to violent storm 11.

Sea State

Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high.

Weather

Squally showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Cromarty

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Gale warning issued

Southwesterly gale force 8 veering westerly and increasing violent storm force 11 soon, then veering northwesterly and decreasing severe gale force 9 later

Issued at: 21:48 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly or northwesterly severe gale 9 to violent storm 11, decreasing 4 to 6 later.

Sea State

Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high in east.

Weather

Squally showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Gale warning issued

Southwesterly gale force 8 veering westerly and increasing violent storm force 11 soon, then veering northwesterly and decreasing gale force 8 later

Issued at: 21:48 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly or northwesterly severe gale 9 to violent storm 11, decreasing 4 to 6 later.

Sea State

Rough or very rough.

Weather

Squally showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Gale warning issued

Westerly gale force 8 expected soon, veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 later

Issued at: 09:50 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

West 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 4 to 6 later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.

Weather

Showers, squally later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Gale warning issued

Westerly gale force 8 expected soon, veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 later

Issued at: 09:50 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

West 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest gale 8 to storm 10.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, then very rough or high.

Weather

Showers, squally later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Gale warning issued

Westerly gale force 8 veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 soon, then increasing violent storm force 11 later

Issued at: 03:43 UTC on 29th Jan

Wind

West 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest gale 8 to storm 10, occasionally violent storm 11.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, then very rough or high.

Weather

Showers, squally later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

German Bight

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Gale warning issued

Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later

Issued at: 16:00 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

West 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest gale 8 to storm 10.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, then very rough or high.

Weather

Showers, squally later.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Gale warning issued

Southwesterly severe gale force 9 expected later

Issued at: 09:50 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

West veering northwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, then rough or very rough.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Wind

West veering northwest 5 to 7.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Wind

West 4 to 6, occasionally 7, becoming variable 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.

Weather

Drizzle.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Wind

West 4 to 6, occasionally 7, becoming variable 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.

Weather

Drizzle.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Portland

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Wind

West 4 to 6, becoming variable 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Drizzle.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Plymouth

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Wind

West 4 to 6, becoming variable 2 to 4 later.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Drizzle.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Wind

Variable 4 or less in north, otherwise easterly or northeasterly 4 to 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Trafalgar

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Gale warning issued

Easterly gale force 8 continuing

Issued at: 21:48 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

Easterly or northeasterly 4 to 6, but 7 or gale 8 in far southeast.

Sea State

Moderate or rough in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Wind

Variable 4 or less in north, otherwise easterly or northeasterly 4 to 6.

Sea State

Slight or moderate.

Weather

Showers.

Visibility

Good.

Wind

West 4 or 5, becoming variable 4 or less later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough.

Weather

Fair.

Visibility

Good.

Wind

Southwest, veering northwest, 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or less later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate, then smooth or slight later.

Weather

Drizzle.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Wind

Southwest, veering northwest, 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or less later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough.

Weather

Drizzle.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Irish Sea

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Gale warning issued

Westerly severe gale force 9 expected later

Issued at: 09:50 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

Southwest, veering northwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, becoming variable 3 or less later.

Sea State

Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate, then smooth or slight later.

Weather

Drizzle.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Gale warning issued

Southwest gale force 8 expected later

Issued at: 09:50 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, becoming variable 4 or less for a time.

Sea State

Rough or very rough.

Weather

Rain.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Gale warning issued

Southwesterly gale force 8 veering westerly and increasing violent storm force 11 soon, veering northwesterly and decreasing severe gale force 9 later

Issued at: 16:00 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

Cyclonic gale 8 to storm 10, occasionally violent storm 11, veering northwest 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 4 or less later.

Sea State

Very rough or high, occasionally very high at first, becoming rough or very rough later.

Weather

Squally showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Gale warning issued

Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon, veering westerly and increasing violent storm force 11 later

Issued at: 16:00 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

Cyclonic gale 8 to storm 10, occasionally violent storm 11, veering northwest 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 4 or less later.

Sea State

Very rough or high, occasionally very high at first, becoming rough or very rough later.

Weather

Squally showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Hebrides

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Gale warning issued

Southwesterly gale force 8 veering westerly and increasing violent storm force 11 soon, then veering northwesterly and decreasing gale force 8 later

Issued at: 23:41 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

Cyclonic gale 8 to storm 10, occasionally violent storm 11, veering northwest 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 4 or less later.

Sea State

Very rough or high, occasionally very high at first except, becoming rough or very rough later.

Weather

Squally showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Gale warning issued

Southwesterly gale force 8 veering northwesterly storm force 10 soon, decreasing gale force 8 later

Issued at: 23:41 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

Cyclonic gale 8 to storm 10, veering northwest 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 4 or less later.

Sea State

Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough later.

Weather

Squally showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Fair Isle

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Gale warning issued

Southwesterly severe gale force 9 veering northwesterly and increasing violent storm force 11 later

Issued at: 16:00 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest severe gale 9 to violent storm 11, decreasing 6 to gale 8 later.

Sea State

Very rough or high.

Weather

Squally showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Gale warning issued

Southwesterly gale force 8 veering northwesterly and increasing violent storm force 11 later

Issued at: 16:00 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

Northwest gale 8 to storm 10, occasionally violent storm 11, backing west or southwest 4 to 6 later.

Sea State

Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough later.

Weather

Squally wintry showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

Southeast Iceland

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Gale warning issued

Southwesterly gale force 8 veering westerly and increasing severe gale force 9 imminent, veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later

Issued at: 09:50 UTC on 28th Jan

Wind

Northwest gale 8 to storm 10, backing west or southwest 4 to 6 later.

Sea State

Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough later.

Weather

Squally wintry showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally poor.

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