AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE,

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 1725

UTC ON FRIDAY 24 JANUARY 2020 FOR THE PERIOD 1800 UTC

FRIDAY 24 JANUARY TO 1800 UTC SATURDAY 25 JANUARY 2020

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN ROCKALL MALIN HEBRIDES

BAILEY FAIR ISLE FAEROES AND SOUTHEAST ICELAND

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDDAY

NEW LOWS EXPECTED 150 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ICELAND 961 AND

100 MILES EAST OF ICELAND 979 BY MIDDAY TOMORROW. NEW LOW

EXPECTED PLYMOUTH 1015 BY SAME TIME. HIGH FASTNET 1025

DISSIPATING BY THAT TIME

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE

WESTERLY BACKING SOUTHWESTERLY, 4 TO 6, OCCASIONALLY 7

LATER IN NORTHWEST VIKING. ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH

AT FIRST EXCEPT IN SOUTH UTSIRE. SHOWERS THEN OCCASIONAL

RAIN. MODERATE OR GOOD

FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH

WEST BACKING SOUTHWEST 4 TO 6. SLIGHT OR MODERATE,

OCCASIONALLY ROUGH IN NORTH FORTIES. MAINLY FAIR.

MODERATE OR GOOD

TYNE DOGGER FISHER GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER

WEST BACKING SOUTHWEST 4 OR 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 LATER

EXCEPT IN GERMAN BIGHT AND HUMBER. SLIGHT OR MODERATE,

OCCASIONALLY ROUGH IN NORTH FISHER. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE.

MODERATE OR GOOD

THAMES DOVER WIGHT

VARIABLE BECOMING SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST, 3 OR 4,

OCCASIONALLY 5 LATER. SMOOTH OR SLIGHT. OCCASIONAL

DRIZZLE, FOG PATCHES DEVELOPING IN SOUTH. MODERATE OR

GOOD, OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR IN SOUTH

PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

EAST OR SOUTHEAST VEERING SOUTH LATER, 3 OR 4,

OCCASIONALLY 5 LATER IN PORTLAND. SLIGHT OR MODERATE.

OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE, FOG PATCHES DEVELOPING NEAR FRENCH

COAST. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR IN SOUTH

BISCAY FITZROY

CYCLONIC 4 OR 5, BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR LESS, THEN

BECOMING SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST 3 OR 4 LATER. MODERATE,

BECOMING ROUGH LATER IN NORTHWEST FITZROY. SHOWERS. GOOD

SOLE LUNDY FASTNET

VARIABLE 3 OR 4, BECOMING SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST 4 OR 5

LATER, OCCASIONALLY 6 LATER EXCEPT IN LUNDY. MODERATE,

BECOMING ROUGH LATER IN WEST SOLE. SHOWERS. GOOD

IRISH SEA

SOUTHWEST 3 OR 4, INCREASING 5 OR 6 LATER. SMOOTH OR

SLIGHT, BECOMING SLIGHT OR MODERATE LATER. OCCASIONAL

DRIZZLE. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

SHANNON

SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY 4 AT FIRST IN

SOUTHEAST. MODERATE AT FIRST IN SOUTHEAST, OTHERWISE

ROUGH, BECOMING VERY ROUGH LATER IN NORTHWEST. OCCASIONAL

RAIN. MODERATE OR GOOD

ROCKALL MALIN HEBRIDES BAILEY

SOUTHWEST 6 TO GALE 8. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY

HIGH FOR A TIME IN NORTH ROCKALL AND BAILEY. OCCASIONAL

RAIN. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

FAIR ISLE FAEROES

WEST 4 OR 5 BACKING SOUTHWEST 6 TO GALE 8. ROUGH OR VERY

ROUGH. OCCASIONAL RAIN. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY

POOR

SOUTHEAST ICELAND

CYCLONIC, BECOMING MAINLY SOUTHWESTERLY BUT NORTHEASTERLY

IN NORTHWEST, 4 OR 5, INCREASING 6 TO GALE 8,

OCCASIONALLY SEVERE GALE 9 FOR A TIME NEAR ICELANDIC

COAST. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH. RAIN AT TIMES. MODERATE OR