AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE,

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 0505

UTC ON FRIDAY 18 AUGUST 2017 FOR THE PERIOD 0600 UTC

FRIDAY 18 AUGUST TO 0600 UTC SATURDAY 19 AUGUST 2017

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH

THAMES DOVER WIGHT PORTLAND PLYMOUTH SOLE LUNDY FASTNET

IRISH SEA SHANNON ROCKALL AND MALIN

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDNIGHT

LOW HEBRIDES 998 EXPECTED FAIR ISLE 994 BY MIDNIGHT

TONIGHT. LOW WEST FAEROES 990 LOSING ITS IDENTITY

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING

SOUTH 4 OR 5, BECOMING CYCLONIC 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE

8 LATER. MODERATE, BECOMING ROUGH LATER. SHOWERS THEN

OCCASIONAL RAIN. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE

SOUTHEASTERLY 3 OR 4, INCREASING 5 TO 7, PERHAPS GALE 8

LATER. MODERATE, BECOMING ROUGH LATER. SHOWERS, RAIN

LATER. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR LATER

FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH

SOUTH 4 OR 5, BECOMING CYCLONIC, THEN SOUTHWEST 6 TO GALE

8. SLIGHT OR MODERATE, BECOMING MODERATE OR ROUGH. RAIN

OR THUNDERY SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

TYNE DOGGER

SOUTHWEST VEERING WEST LATER, 5 TO 7. SLIGHT OR MODERATE,

BECOMING MODERATE OR ROUGH. SHOWERS. MAINLY GOOD

FISHER GERMAN BIGHT

SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST 5 OR 6. SLIGHT OR MODERATE. SHOWERS.

GOOD

HUMBER

SOUTHWEST VEERING WEST LATER, 5 TO 7. SLIGHT OR MODERATE.

SHOWERS. GOOD

THAMES DOVER WIGHT

SOUTHWEST VEERING WEST LATER, 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8

LATER. SLIGHT OR MODERATE, BECOMING MODERATE OR ROUGH.

SHOWERS. GOOD

PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

SOUTHWESTERLY 4 OR 5, VEERING WESTERLY 5 TO 7,

OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 IN NORTH. SLIGHT OR MODERATE,

BECOMING MODERATE OR ROUGH. SHOWERS. GOOD

BISCAY

WESTERLY VEERING NORTHERLY OR NORTHWESTERLY 4 OR 5,

OCCASIONALLY 6 IN NORTH. MODERATE. RAIN IN SOUTH,

OTHERWISE SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR IN SOUTH

SOUTHEAST FITZROY

VARIABLE 4, BECOMING NORTHERLY 5 OR 6, OCCASIONALLY 7 IN

FAR SOUTHEAST. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY ROUGH LATER.

OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

NORTHWEST FITZROY

WESTERLY 4 OR 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 IN NORTH. MODERATE OR

ROUGH. SHOWERS. GOOD

SOLE LUNDY FASTNET IRISH SEA

WEST 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8. MODERATE OR ROUGH.

SQUALLY SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

SHANNON ROCKALL

WEST OR NORTHWEST 6 TO GALE 8. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH.

SQUALLY SHOWERS. MAINLY GOOD

MALIN

WEST 5 TO 7, VEERING NORTHWEST 6 TO GALE 8. MODERATE OR

ROUGH, BECOMING ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH LATER. SQUALLY

SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

HEBRIDES BAILEY

CYCLONIC, BECOMING MAINLY NORTHWEST, 5 TO 7, PERHAPS GALE

8 LATER. MODERATE OR ROUGH. RAIN OR SHOWERS. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

FAIR ISLE

CYCLONIC 4 OR 5, INCREASING 6 OR 7 LATER. MODERATE,

OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. RAIN OR THUNDERY SHOWERS. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR

FAEROES SOUTHEAST ICELAND

CYCLONIC, BECOMING MAINLY NORTHERLY LATER, 5 TO 7,

PERHAPS GALE 8 LATER IN SOUTHEAST ICELAND. MODERATE OR