AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE,

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 0505

UTC ON FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER 2018 FOR THE PERIOD 0600 UTC

FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER TO 0600 UTC SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER 2018

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN SOLE LUNDY FASTNET IRISH

SEA SHANNON ROCKALL MALIN HEBRIDES BAILEY FAIR ISLE

FAEROES AND SOUTHEAST ICELAND

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDNIGHT

NEW LOW EXPECTED 150 MILES WEST OF FITZROY 995 BY

MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE

SOUTHERLY OR SOUTHEASTERLY 5 TO 7, PERHAPS GALE 8 LATER.

MODERATE OR ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH IN NORTHWEST

VIKING. SHOWERS. GOOD

SOUTH UTSIRE

EASTERLY OR SOUTHEASTERLY 5 TO 7. MODERATE OR ROUGH,

OCCASIONALLY SLIGHT. WINTRY SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY

POOR

FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH

SOUTH OR SOUTHEAST 5 TO 7, PERHAPS GALE 8 LATER. MODERATE

OR ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY SLIGHT EXCEPT IN FORTIES. SHOWERS.

GOOD

TYNE DOGGER

SOUTHEAST 4 OR 5, INCREASING 6 OR 7. SLIGHT OR MODERATE,

OCCASIONALLY ROUGH LATER. SHOWERS. GOOD

FISHER

EASTERLY OR SOUTHEASTERLY 5 TO 7. SLIGHT OR MODERATE.

WINTRY SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER THAMES DOVER

EAST OR SOUTHEAST 4 OR 5, INCREASING 6 AT TIMES. SLIGHT

OR MODERATE. SHOWERS, WINTRY IN GERMAN BIGHT. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR IN GERMAN BIGHT

WIGHT PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

EAST 4 OR 5, INCREASING 6 AT TIMES, VEERING SOUTHEAST 5

TO 7, PERHAPS GALE 8 LATER EXCEPT IN WIGHT. VERY ROUGH AT

TIMES IN PLYMOUTH, OTHERWISE MODERATE OR ROUGH.

OCCASIONAL RAIN. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

BISCAY EAST FITZROY

CYCLONIC, BECOMING SOUTHERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY, 5 TO 7,

DECREASING 4 FOR A TIME, PERHAPS GALE 8 LATER IN FITZROY.

ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY HIGH LATER IN FITZROY.

OCCASIONAL RAIN. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

WEST FITZROY

SOUTHWESTERLY, BECOMING CYCLONIC LATER, 5 TO 7, PERHAPS

GALE 8 LATER. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. OCCASIONAL RAIN. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOLE

CYCLONIC AT FIRST IN EAST AND LATER IN WEST, OTHERWISE

SOUTHERLY, 5 TO 7, INCREASING GALE 8 AT TIMES. VERY ROUGH

OR HIGH, OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. OCCASIONAL RAIN. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR

LUNDY FASTNET IRISH SEA

SOUTH OR SOUTHEAST 6 TO GALE 8, OCCASIONALLY 5 AT FIRST,

PERHAPS SEVERE GALE 9 LATER. MODERATE OR ROUGH,

OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH IN LUNDY AND FASTNET, BECOMING

HIGH LATER IN WEST FASTNET. OCCASIONAL RAIN. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR

SHANNON ROCKALL

SOUTH 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9, BECOMING CYCLONIC 6 TO GALE 8,

DECREASING 4 OR 5 FOR A TIME. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH,

OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. OCCASIONAL RAIN. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY

POOR

MALIN HEBRIDES BAILEY FAIR ISLE FAEROES SOUTHEAST ICELAND

SOUTHERLY OR SOUTHEASTERLY 6 TO GALE 8, INCREASING SEVERE

GALE 9 AT TIMES. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH, OCCASIONALLY ROUGH

EXCEPT IN BAILEY. RAIN OR SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY