AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE,

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 0505

UTC ON THURSDAY 27 APRIL 2017 FOR THE PERIOD 0600 UTC

THURSDAY 27 APRIL TO 0600 UTC FRIDAY 28 APRIL 2017

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDNIGHT

LOW 50 MILES NORTH OF VIKING 1004 EXPECTED DENMARK 1007

BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. HIGH 50 MILES WEST OF SHANNON 1030

DISSIPATING

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE

CYCLONIC, BUT MAINLY NORTHERLY IN VIKING, 5 TO 7,

OCCASIONALLY 4 AT FIRST. SLIGHT OR MODERATE IN SOUTH

UTSIRE, OTHERWISE MODERATE OR ROUGH. WINTRY SHOWERS.

GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE AT FIRST

FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH TYNE DOGGER

WEST OR NORTHWEST 5 OR 6, OCCASIONALLY 7 AT FIRST IN

FORTIES AND CROMARTY, THEN VEERING NORTH 4 OR 5. MODERATE

OR ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY SLIGHT IN WEST CROMARTY AND WEST

FORTH. RAIN THEN MAINLY FAIR. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

AT FIRST

FISHER

CYCLONIC BECOMING NORTH 4 OR 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 AT FIRST.

MODERATE. RAIN THEN SHOWERS. MODERATE OR GOOD

GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER

WEST OR SOUTHWEST VEERING NORTHWEST, 4 OR 5, OCCASIONALLY

6 AT FIRST. MODERATE. RAIN FOR A TIME. MODERATE OR GOOD

THAMES DOVER WIGHT PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

NORTH OR NORTHWEST, BACKING WEST FOR A TIME, 4 OR 5,

DECREASING 3 AT TIMES. SLIGHT OR MODERATE. SHOWERS, THEN

RAIN FOR A TIME EXCEPT IN PLYMOUTH. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY

MODERATE

BISCAY

NORTH OR NORTHEAST 3 OR 4, INCREASING 5 AT TIMES. SLIGHT

OR MODERATE, BECOMING SLIGHT. THUNDERY SHOWERS THEN FAIR.

GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE AT FIRST

SOUTH FITZROY

NORTHEASTERLY 5 TO 7. MODERATE OR ROUGH. SHOWERS THEN

FAIR. GOOD

NORTH FITZROY SOLE LUNDY FASTNET

NORTHERLY OR NORTHWESTERLY 3 OR 4, OCCASIONALLY 5 EXCEPT

IN SOLE. SLIGHT OR MODERATE. SHOWERS. GOOD

IRISH SEA

NORTHERLY OR NORTHWESTERLY 4 OR 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 IN

NORTH. SLIGHT OR MODERATE. OCCASIONAL RAIN OR SHOWERS.

MODERATE OR GOOD

SHANNON ROCKALL

NORTHWEST BACKING SOUTHWEST 4 OR 5, DECREASING 3 AT

TIMES. MODERATE, BECOMING SLIGHT IN EAST SHANNON. RAIN

LATER IN ROCKALL. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE LATER IN

ROCKALL

MALIN HEBRIDES

NORTHWESTERLY 5 OR 6 BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4, THEN

BECOMING SOUTHERLY 5 LATER IN WEST HEBRIDES. ROUGH AT

FIRST IN NORTH HEBRIDES, OTHERWISE SLIGHT OR MODERATE.

SHOWERS. GOOD

BAILEY

NORTHWESTERLY BACKING SOUTHWESTERLY 4 OR 5, OCCASIONALLY

6 IN NORTH. MODERATE. RAIN LATER. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY

MODERATE LATER

FAIR ISLE

NORTH OR NORTHWEST 5 TO 7 BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4.

MODERATE OR ROUGH BECOMING SLIGHT OR MODERATE. SHOWERS.

GOOD

FAEROES

NORTHWESTERLY 5 OR 6 BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4, THEN

SOUTHERLY 5 OR 6 LATER IN WEST. MODERATE OR ROUGH

BECOMING SLIGHT OR MODERATE. SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY

MODERATE

SOUTHEAST ICELAND

VARIABLE 3 OR 4 BECOMING SOUTHERLY 5 OR 6. MODERATE OR