AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE, ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 1130 UTC ON WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER 2020 FOR THE PERIOD 1200 UTC WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER TO 1200 UTC THURSDAY 29 OCTOBER 2020

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN VIKING NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE FORTIES THAMES DOVER WIGHT PORTLAND PLYMOUTH SOLE LUNDY FASTNET SHANNON ROCKALL MALIN AND SOUTHEAST ICELAND

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT 0600

LOW VIKING 975 LOSING ITS IDENTITY

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE

CYCLONIC GALE 8 TO STORM 10, BECOMING SOUTHWESTERLY 4 TO 6. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY HIGH, BECOMING MODERATE OR ROUGH. RAIN OR SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOUTH UTSIRE FORTIES

SOUTHWESTERLY 7 TO GALE 8, DECREASING 4 TO 6. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH BECOMING MAINLY MODERATE. RAIN OR SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

CROMARTY FORTH TYNE

SOUTHWEST 4 TO 6, BACKING SOUTH 4 OR 5 LATER. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY SLIGHT. SHOWERS, RAIN LATER. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE LATER

DOGGER FISHER GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER

SOUTHWEST 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY 4 LATER IN FISHER. MODERATE OR ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH AT FIRST IN FISHER. SHOWERS. GOOD OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

THAMES DOVER WIGHT PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

WEST OR SOUTHWEST 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 UNTIL LATER. MODERATE OR ROUGH IN THAMES AND DOVER, OTHERWISE ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY HIGH IN WEST PORTLAND AND PLYMOUTH. THUNDERY SHOWERS, RAIN LATER. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

BISCAY FITZROY

WESTERLY, BACKING SOUTHWESTERLY, 4 TO 6, OCCASIONALLY 7 IN NORTH. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. SHOWERS. MODERATE OR GOOD

SOLE LUNDY FASTNET

WEST OR SOUTHWEST 7 OR GALE 8, DECREASING 6 FOR A TIME. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH, OCCASIONALLY VERY HIGH AT FIRST IN SOLE AND FASTNET, ROUGH AT TIMES IN LUNDY. SHOWERS, THUNDERY AT FIRST, RAIN LATER IN LUNDY AND FASTNET. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

IRISH SEA

SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7, PERHAPS GALE 8 LATER IN SOUTH. MODERATE OR ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH IN FAR SOUTHWEST. SHOWERS, RAIN LATER. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

SHANNON ROCKALL

WEST OR SOUTHWEST 6 TO GALE 8, OCCASIONALLY SEVERE GALE 9 AT FIRST, BECOMING CYCLONIC 5 TO 7 IN ROCKALL. HIGH OR VERY HIGH, BECOMING VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. THUNDERY SHOWERS, RAIN LATER. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY POOR

MALIN

SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 AT FIRST IN SOUTHWEST, BECOMING CYCLONIC LATER. MODERATE OR ROUGH IN SOUTHEAST, OTHERWISE HIGH OR VERY HIGH BECOMING VERY ROUGH LATER. SQUALLY SHOWERS, RAIN LATER. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

HEBRIDES

SOUTHERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY, BACKING SOUTHEASTERLY LATER, 4 TO 6, OCCASIONALLY 7 IN SOUTH. HIGH, OCCASIONALLY VERY HIGH AT FIRST IN SOUTHWEST, BECOMING VERY ROUGH LATER. SQUALLY SHOWERS, RAIN LATER. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

BAILEY

CYCLONIC 5 TO 7, BECOMING SOUTH 4 TO 6 LATER. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. SHOWERS. MODERATE OCCASIONALLY POOR

FAIR ISLE FAEROES

CYCLONIC 4 TO 6, OCCASIONALLY 7 AT FIRST IN NORTH FAEROES. MODERATE OR ROUGH IN FAR SOUTHEAST FAIR ISLE, OTHERWISE VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOUTHEAST ICELAND