AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE,

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 0505

UTC ON WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER 2017 FOR THE PERIOD 0600 UTC

WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER TO 0600 UTC THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER 2017

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDNIGHT

LOW 300 MILES WEST OF ROCKALL 990 EXPECTED 150 MILES WEST

OF BAILEY 987 BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. LOW 300 MILES

SOUTHEAST OF NEWFOUNDLAND 1001 EXPECTED JUST WEST OF SOLE

994 BY SAME TIME. LOW FITZROY 1007 LOSING ITS IDENTITY.

HIGH FAEROES 1019 MOVING AWAY NORTHWARDS

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE

NORTHERLY VEERING SOUTHEASTERLY 5 TO 7. ROUGH OR VERY

ROUGH, BECOMING MODERATE OR ROUGH. FAIR. GOOD

FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH

NORTHEAST VEERING SOUTHEAST 4 OR 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 LATER.

MODERATE OR ROUGH. RAIN LATER. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

LATER

TYNE DOGGER

VARIABLE 3 OR 4, BECOMING SOUTHEAST 4 OR 5. MODERATE.

OCCASIONAL RAIN, FOG PATCHES LATER. MODERATE OR GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR LATER

FISHER GERMAN BIGHT

WEST BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4, THEN SOUTHEAST LATER, 4 OR

5, OCCASIONALLY 6 IN FISHER. MODERATE OR ROUGH, BECOMING

SLIGHT OR MODERATE. OCCASIONAL RAIN. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY

POOR

HUMBER THAMES

VARIABLE, MAINLY EAST, VEERING SOUTH, 3 OR 4. SLIGHT OR

MODERATE. OCCASIONAL RAIN, FOG PATCHES. MODERATE OR GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR

DOVER WIGHT PORTLAND

CYCLONIC, BECOMING MAINLY SOUTHEAST LATER, 3 OR 4,

INCREASING 5 AT TIMES. SLIGHT OR MODERATE. OCCASIONAL

RAIN. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

PLYMOUTH BISCAY

CYCLONIC 4 OR 5, BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 OR 6 LATER.

MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. OCCASIONAL RAIN. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOUTHEAST FITZROY

WESTERLY 4 OR 5, BECOMING CYCLONIC 5 OR 6 LATER. MODERATE

OR ROUGH. THUNDERY SHOWERS. MODERATE OR GOOD

NORTHWEST FITZROY SOLE

CYCLONIC 4 OR 5, BECOMING SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7, PERHAPS

GALE 8 LATER IN WEST. MODERATE OR ROUGH, BECOMING ROUGH

OR VERY ROUGH LATER. SHOWERS THEN RAIN. GOOD BECOMING

MODERATE OR POOR LATER

LUNDY FASTNET

EAST VEERING SOUTH 5 OR 6, OCCASIONALLY 7 LATER. MODERATE

OR ROUGH. RAIN OR SHOWERS. MAINLY GOOD

IRISH SEA

EAST OR SOUTHEAST 4 OR 5, VEERING SOUTH 5 OR 6 LATER.

SLIGHT, BECOMING MODERATE LATER. SHOWERS. GOOD

SHANNON ROCKALL

SOUTHEAST BECOMING CYCLONIC LATER, 5 TO 7, PERHAPS GALE 8

LATER. MODERATE OR ROUGH. OCCASIONAL RAIN. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR

MALIN HEBRIDES BAILEY

SOUTHWEST 5 TO 7, PERHAPS GALE 8 LATER IN BAILEY.

MODERATE OR ROUGH, BECOMING ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH IN

BAILEY. RAIN OR SHOWERS. MODERATE OR GOOD

FAIR ISLE

NORTHEAST 4 OR 5, VEERING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 7. ROUGH OR VERY

ROUGH, BECOMING MODERATE OR ROUGH. RAIN LATER. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR LATER

FAEROES SOUTHEAST ICELAND

SOUTHEASTERLY, 4 AT FIRST IN NORTH, OTHERWISE 5 TO 7,

PERHAPS GALE 8 LATER. MODERATE OR ROUGH, BECOMING ROUGH

OR VERY ROUGH. SHOWERS, RAIN LATER. GOD, OCCASIONALLY