AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE,

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 1725

UTC ON WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER 2018 FOR THE PERIOD 1800 UTC

WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER TO 1800 UTC THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER 2018

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN TRAFALGAR FITZROY BAILEY

FAEROES AND SOUTHEAST ICELAND

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDDAY

NEW HIGH EXPECTED TYNE 1029 BY MIDDAY TOMORROW

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE

WESTERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY 4 OR 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 UNTIL

LATER. MODERATE OR ROUGH. SHOWERS. GOOD

SOUTH UTSIRE EAST FORTIES

NORTHWESTERLY, 3 OR 4 INCREASING 5 AT TIMES. SLIGHT OR

MODERATE. FAIR. GOOD

WEST FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH

WESTERLY OR NORTHWESTERLY BACKING SOUTHWESTERLY LATER, 4

OR 5 OCCASIONALLY 6 FOR A TIME IN CROMARTY. SLIGHT OR

MODERATE. FAIR. GOOD

TYNE DOGGER

NORTHWEST 4 OR 5, BECOMING VARIABLE 3 LATER. SMOOTH OR

SLIGHT. FAIR. GOOD

FISHER

NORTHWEST 4 OR 5. MAINLY MODERATE. OCCASIONAL RAIN.

MODERATE OR GOOD

GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER THAMES

NORTHWEST VEERING NORTH OR NORTHEAST, 4 OR 5. SMOOTH OR

SLIGHT, BECOMING SLIGHT OR MODERATE LATER. OCCASIONAL

RAIN. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

DOVER WIGHT

VARIABLE 4, BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 OR 6. SLIGHT OR

MODERATE. OCCASIONAL RAIN. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

NORTHEAST 4 OR 5 INCREASING 6 AT TIMES. MODERATE,

OCCASIONALLY ROUGH IN PLYMOUTH. OCCASIONAL RAIN. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

BISCAY

EASTERLY OR NORTHEASTERLY, 4 OR 5 OCCASIONALLY 6 IN

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

OCCASIONALLY POOR

FITZROY

NORTHERLY OR NORTHEASTERLY 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 IN

SOUTH. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH. RAIN OR SHOWERS. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOLE

NORTHEASTERLY 5 OR 6, BECOMING VARIABLE 4 IN WEST,

BECOMING SOUTHWESTERLY 4 OR 5 LATER IN FAR WEST. MODERATE

OR ROUGH. FAIR. GOOD

LUNDY FASTNET IRISH SEA

NORTH VEERING NORTHEAST 4 OR 5, BECOMING VARIABLE 4

LATER. SLIGHT OR MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY ROUGH UNTIL LATER

IN LUNDY AND FASTNET. FAIR. GOOD

SHANNON

NORTHERLY 4 OR 5, BECOMING VARIABLE 4, BECOMING

SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7 LATER IN NORTHWEST. ROUGH, BECOMING

VERY ROUGH LATER IN FAR NORTHWEST. RAIN LATER. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY MODERATE LATER

ROCKALL MALIN

WESTERLY 4 OR 5, BACKING SOUTHERLY 5 TO 7, PERHAPS GALE 8

LATER IN WEST ROCKALL. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH. RAIN LATER.

GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE LATER

HEBRIDES BAILEY

WESTERLY BACKING SOUTHERLY, 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8

AT FIRST IN NORTH BAILEY, PERHAPS GALE 8 LATER IN WEST

BAILEY. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH. RAIN LATER. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY MODERATE LATER

FAIR ISLE

WEST 5 TO 7, BACKING SOUTHWEST 5 OR 6 LATER. ROUGH OR

VERY ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE IN SOUTHEAST. SHOWERS,

RAIN LATER. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE LATER

FAEROES SOUTHEAST ICELAND

WESTERLY 6 TO GALE 8, BACKING SOUTHWESTERLY 5 OR 6,

BACKING SOUTHERLY 6 OR 7 LATER, PERHAPS GALE 8 IN

SOUTHEAST ICELAND. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH, BECOMING ROUGH OR

VERY ROUGH. SHOWERS, RAIN LATER. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY