AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE, ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 0505 UTC ON FRIDAY 20 MAY 2022 FOR THE PERIOD 0600 UTC FRIDAY 20 MAY TO 0600 UTC SATURDAY 21 MAY 2022

THERE IS A WARNING OF GALES IN TRAFALGAR

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDNIGHT

HIGH FITZROY 1021 EXPECTED BISCAY 1025 BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. LOW 250 MILES SOUTH OF ICELAND 985 EXPECTED 50 MILES SOUTH OF ICELAND 991 BY SAME TIME

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING

SOUTHEAST VEERING SOUTH, 3 TO 5. SLIGHT OR MODERATE, BECOMING SLIGHT LATER. FOG PATCHES AT FIRST, SHOWERS LATER. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR AT FIRST

NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE

VARIABLE, BUT MAINLY SOUTHERLY IN NORTH UTSIRE, 2 TO 4. SMOOTH OR SLIGHT, BECOMING SLIGHT OR MODERATE LATER. FOG PATCHES AT FIRST, SHOWERS LATER. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR AT FIRST

FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH TYNE DOGGER

SOUTH VEERING WEST OR SOUTHWEST, 3 TO 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 LATER IN DOGGER. SMOOTH OR SLIGHT, BECOMING SLIGHT OR MODERATE EXCEPT IN FORTH AND TYNE. FAIR THEN RAIN OR SHOWERS. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR IN FORTIES AND DOGGER

FISHER

VARIABLE 2 TO 4. SMOOTH OR SLIGHT, BECOMING SLIGHT OR MODERATE LATER. RAIN DEVELOPING, FOG PATCHES AT FIRST. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR AT FIRST

GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER THAMES DOVER WIGHT

VARIABLE 2 TO 4 BECOMING WEST OR SOUTHWEST 4 TO 6, OCCASIONALLY 7 IN THAMES AND DOVER. SMOOTH OR SLIGHT UNTIL LATER EXCEPT IN WIGHT, OTHERWISE SLIGHT OR MODERATE. RAIN OR SHOWERS FOR A TIME, PERHAPS THUNDERY. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

VARIABLE BECOMING WEST OR SOUTHWEST, 2 TO 4, INCREASING 5 OR 6 FOR A TIME. SLIGHT OR MODERATE IN PORTLAND, MODERATE OR ROUGH IN PLYMOUTH. RAIN OR SHOWERS THEN FAIR. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR AT FIRST

BISCAY

VARIABLE MAINLY NORTHWESTERLY, VEERING NORTHEASTERLY IN SOUTH, 3 TO 5. MODERATE. THUNDERY SHOWERS THEN FAIR. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR AT FIRST

SOUTHEAST FITZROY

NORTHERLY OR NORTHEASTERLY 4 TO 6, OCCASIONALLY 7 LATER. MODERATE, BECOMING MODERATE OR ROUGH LATER IN SOUTH. MAINLY FAIR. GOOD

NORTHWEST FITZROY

SOUTHWESTERLY 3 TO 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 AT FIRST. ROUGH AT FIRST IN FAR NORTHWEST, OTHERWISE MODERATE. SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

SOLE LUNDY FASTNET IRISH SEA

SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST 4 TO 6 VEERING WEST OR SOUTHWEST 3 TO 5. SLIGHT OR MODERATE IN NORTH IRISH SEA, BUT ELSEWHERE MODERATE OR ROUGH. RAIN OR SHOWERS, PERHAPS THUNDERY, BECOMING FAIR LATER. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR AT FIRST

SHANNON ROCKALL MALIN HEBRIDES BAILEY

SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST 4 TO 6. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH AT FIRST IN ROCKALL AND BAILEY, OTHERWISE MODERATE OR ROUGH. RAIN OR SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

FAIR ISLE FAEROES

SOUTHERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY 3 TO 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 EXCEPT IN EAST FAIR ISLE. SLIGHT OR MODERATE IN SOUTHEAST FAIR ISLE, BUT ELSEWHERE MODERATE OR ROUGH. RAIN OR SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOUTHEAST ICELAND