AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE,

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 1725

UTC ON SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2018 FOR THE PERIOD 1800 UTC

SATURDAY 21 APRIL TO 1800 UTC SUNDAY 22 APRIL 2018

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDDAY

LOW 200 MILES WEST OF ROCKALL 993, EXPECTED BAILEY 994 BY

MIDDAY TOMORROW. NEW LOW EXPECTED FAIR ISLE 993 BY SAME

TIME. HIGH DOGGER 1024 MOVING STEADILY AWAY

SOUTHEASTWARDS AND DECLINING

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE NORTHEAST FORTIES

WESTERLY AT FIRST IN SOUTH UTSIRE, OTHERWISE SOUTHERLY OR

SOUTHEASTERLY 4 OR 5, INCREASING 6 OR 7, PERHAPS GALE 8

LATER EXCEPT IN NORTHEAST FORTIES. SLIGHT OR MODERATE,

OCCASIONALLY ROUGH LATER. RAIN OR THUNDERY SHOWERS LATER.

GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR LATER

SOUTHWEST FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH TYNE DOGGER

SOUTHEASTERLY VEERING SOUTHWESTERLY 4 OR 5, INCREASING 6

FOR A TIME. SLIGHT OR MODERATE. FAIR THEN THUNDERY

SHOWERS, RAIN LATER. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

FISHER GERMAN BIGHT

WESTERLY 4 OR 5 AT FIRST IN NORTHEAST FISHER, OTHERWISE

VARIABLE 3 OR 4, BECOMING SOUTHEASTERLY 5 OR 6. SLIGHT OR

MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY SMOOTH AT FIRST. MAINLY FAIR, RAIN

LATER. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

HUMBER THAMES DOVER WIGHT

SOUTHEAST VEERING SOUTHWEST LATER, 4 OR 5. SMOOTH OR

SLIGHT, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE IN HUMBER. SHOWERS,

THUNDERY AT FIRST. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

PORTLAND PLYMOUTH BISCAY

SOUTHEAST VEERING SOUTHWEST, 3 OR 4, OCCASIONALLY 5

LATER. SLIGHT OR MODERATE. THUNDERY SHOWERS AT FIRST,

OTHERWISE MAINLY FAIR. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOUTHEAST FITZROY

NORTHERLY OR NORTHWESTERLY 4 OR 5, BUT VARIABLE 3 AT

FIRST IN EAST. MODERATE. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR

NORTHWEST FITZROY WEST SOLE

SOUTHWESTERLY VEERING NORTHWESTERLY, 4 OR 5, INCREASING 6

AT TIMES. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY ROUGH IN WEST. RAIN AT

FIRST. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR AT FIRST

EAST SOLE LUNDY FASTNET IRISH SEA

VARIABLE BECOMING SOUTHWESTERLY, 3 OR 4, INCREASING 5 AT

TIMES. SLIGHT OR MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY SMOOTH AT FIRST

IN IRISH SEA. FAIR THEN OCCASIONAL RAIN. MODERATE OR

GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

SHANNON ROCKALL

SOUTH, VEERING WEST OR SOUTHWEST, 5 OR 6. MODERATE OR

ROUGH. RAIN THEN SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

MALIN HEBRIDES

SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST 4 OR 5, INCREASING 6 AT TIMES.

MODERATE OR ROUGH. RAIN OR SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY

POOR

BAILEY

SOUTH 5 OR 6, BECOMING CYCLONIC THEN NORTHWEST LATER, 4

OR 5. MODERATE OR ROUGH. RAIN OR SHOWERS. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR

FAIR ISLE FAEROES

SOUTH OR SOUTHEAST, BECOMING CYCLONIC LATER, 4 OR 5,

INCREASING 6 AT TIMES. SLIGHT AT FIRST IN SOUTHEAST FAIR

ISLE, OTHERWISE MODERATE OR ROUGH. RAIN OR SHOWERS. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOUTHEAST ICELAND

EASTERLY OR NORTHEASTERLY, BACKING NORTHWESTERLY LATER, 5

OR 6, OCCASIONALLY 7 AT FIRST NEAR ICELAND. MODERATE OR