AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE,

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 1130

UTC ON THURSDAY 23 MARCH 2017 FOR THE PERIOD 1200 UTC

THURSDAY 23 MARCH TO 1200 UTC FRIDAY 24 MARCH 2017

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN DOVER WIGHT PORTLAND

PLYMOUTH BISCAY FITZROY SOLE BAILEY FAEROES AND SOUTHEAST

ICELAND

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT 0600

LOW BISCAY 1005 EXPECTED FITZROY 1011 BY 0600 TOMORROW.

NEW HIGH EXPECTED DOGGER 1033 BY SAME TIME

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE

MAINLY WESTERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY 4

AT FIRST. MODERATE OR ROUGH. RAIN AT TIMES. MODERATE OR

GOOD

SOUTH UTSIRE

NORTHWESTERLY BACKING WESTERLY 4 OR 5. SLIGHT OR

MODERATE. FAIR. GOOD

FORTIES CROMARTY

VARIABLE 3 OR 4, BECOMING WEST OR SOUTHWEST 4 OR 5.

SLIGHT OR MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY ROUGH AT FIRST IN SOUTH

FORTIES. FAIR. GOOD

FORTH TYNE DOGGER

EAST OR NORTHEAST 4 OR 5, BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4.

SLIGHT OR MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY ROUGH AT FIRST. FAIR.

GOOD

FISHER GERMAN BIGHT

NORTH OR NORTHEAST 4 OR 5, BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4.

SLIGHT OR MODERATE. FAIR. GOOD

HUMBER THAMES

EAST OR NORTHEAST 5 OR 6, DECREASING 4 AT TIMES. SLIGHT

OR MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY ROUGH AT FIRST IN HUMBER. FAIR.

GOOD

DOVER WIGHT PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

EAST OR NORTHEAST 5 TO 7, INCREASING GALE 8 AT TIMES.

MODERATE OR ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH LATER IN

PORTLAND AND PLYMOUTH. RAIN AT TIMES. MODERATE OR GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR

BISCAY FITZROY SOLE

CYCLONIC 5 TO 7, INCREASING GALE 8 AT TIMES, PERHAPS

SEVERE GALE 9 LATER. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY

MODERATE. RAIN AT TIMES. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY

POOR

LUNDY FASTNET

NORTHEAST 5 TO 7, PERHAPS GALE 8 LATER. MODERATE OR

ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY SLIGHT. OCCASIONAL RAIN LATER.

MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

IRISH SEA

NORTHEAST 5 OR 6, DECREASING 4 AT TIMES. SLIGHT OR

MODERATE. FAIR. GOOD

SHANNON

NORTHERLY OR NORTHEASTERLY 5 TO 7, BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR

4 EXCEPT IN FAR SOUTHEAST. MODERATE OR ROUGH,

OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH AT FIRST IN SOUTH. FAIR. GOOD

NORTHWEST ROCKALL

SOUTHERLY 4 OR 5, VEERING SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7. MODERATE

OR ROUGH. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE LATER. MODERATE OR GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOUTHEAST ROCKALL MALIN

NORTHEASTERLY 4 OR 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 AT FIRST, BECOMING

VARIABLE 3 OR 4. MODERATE OR ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY SLIGHT.

FAIR. GOOD

HEBRIDES BAILEY FAIR ISLE FAEROES

VARIABLE 3 OR 4 AT FIRST IN SOUTHEAST HEBRIDES, OTHERWISE

WESTERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 IN

BAILEY AND FAEROES, PERHAPS GALE 8 LATER IN FAIR ISLE.

MODERATE OR ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH, BECOMING HIGH

LATER IN NORTHWEST BAILEY. RAIN AT TIMES. MODERATE OR

GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOUTHEAST ICELAND

WESTERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7, INCREASING GALE 8 OR

SEVERE GALE 9, PERHAPS STORM 10 LATER. MODERATE OR ROUGH,

BECOMING VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. RAIN FOR A TIME. MODERATE OR