AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE,

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 1725

UTC ON WEDNESDAY 13 DECEMBER 2017 FOR THE PERIOD 1800 UTC

WEDNESDAY 13 DECEMBER TO 1800 UTC THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER

2017

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER THAMES

DOVER WIGHT PORTLAND PLYMOUTH BISCAY FITZROY SOLE LUNDY

FASTNET IRISH SEA SHANNON ROCKALL MALIN HEBRIDES BAILEY

FAIR ISLE FAEROES AND SOUTHEAST ICELAND

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDDAY

LOW FAEROES 971, EXPECTED SUTHERLAND 974 BY MIDDAY

TOMORROW

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING

CYCLONIC 5 OR 6, BECOMING VARIABLE, THEN NORTHEASTERLY 3

OR 4, OCCASIONALLY 5 LATER. MODERATE OR ROUGH,

OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH FOR A TIME. SHOWERS. GOOD

OCCASIONALLY POOR

NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE

SOUTHEASTERLY 5 TO 7, BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4. MODERATE

OR ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH FOR A TIME. SHOWERS.

GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH

WEST 5 OR 6, DECREASING 3 OR 4 AND BECOMING VARIABLE

LATER. MODERATE OR ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY SLIGHT LATER.

SHOWERS. MODERATE OR GOOD

TYNE DOGGER

WEST 5 TO 7, DECREASING 3 OR 4 LATER. MODERATE OR ROUGH.

SHOWERS. MODERATE OR GOOD

FISHER

SOUTH BECOMING CYCLONIC THEN NORTHWEST, 5 TO 7,

OCCASIONALLY 4. MODERATE OR ROUGH. RAIN OR SHOWERS. GOOD

OCCASIONALLY POOR

GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER

WESTERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 IN

SOUTH. MODERATE OR ROUGH. SHOWERS. GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

THAMES DOVER

WEST, 6 TO GALE 8, OCCASIONALLY SEVERE GALE 9 FOR A TIME.

MODERATE OR ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH IN DOVER.

SQUALLY SHOWERS. GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

WIGHT PORTLAND

WEST 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9, DECREASING 5 OR 6 LATER. ROUGH

OR VERY ROUGH. SQUALLY SHOWERS. GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

PLYMOUTH

WEST GALE 8 TO STORM 10. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. SQUALLY

THUNDERY SHOWERS. MODERATE OR POOR

BISCAY

WESTERLY 6 TO GALE 8, OCCASIONALLY SEVERE GALE 9 IN

NORTH. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. RAIN THEN SHOWERS. MODERATE OR

POOR

FITZROY

WESTERLY 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 IN NORTH. ROUGH OR

VERY ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY HIGH IN NORTH. SHOWERS. MODERATE

OR POOR

SOLE LUNDY FASTNET IRISH SEA SHANNON

WEST OR NORTHWEST, 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9, INCREASING STORM

10 FOR A TIME EXCEPT IRISH SEA. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH,

OCCASIONALLY VERY HIGH IN SOLE AND SHANNON. SQUALLY

THUNDERY SHOWERS. MODERATE OR POOR

ROCKALL MALIN

WESTERLY 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9, OCCASIONALLY STORM 10 IN

SOUTH, VEERING NORTHERLY LATER. HIGH OR VERY HIGH.

SQUALLY THUNDERY SHOWERS. MODERATE OR POOR

HEBRIDES BAILEY

WEST VEERING NORTH 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 LATER.

HIGH. WINTRY SHOWERS. MODERATE OR POOR

FAIR ISLE FAEROES

CYCLONIC 4 OR 5, BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY

GALE 8 LATER. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. RAIN OR WINTRY SHOWERS.

MODERATE OR POOR

SOUTHEAST ICELAND

NORTHEASTERLY 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH.