AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE,

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 1725

UTC ON THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY 2019 FOR THE PERIOD 1800 UTC

THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY TO 1800 UTC FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2019

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN TRAFALGAR FITZROY SOLE

FASTNET SHANNON ROCKALL MALIN HEBRIDES BAILEY FAEROES AND

SOUTHEAST ICELAND

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDDAY

NEW LOW EXPECTED 200 MILES WEST OF BAILEY 977 BY MIDDAY

TOMORROW

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE

SOUTHERLY 4 INCREASING 5 TO 7, PERHAPS GALE 8 LATER.

MODERATE BECOMING ROUGH, THEN OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH

LATER IN NORTH. DRIZZLE. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOUTH UTSIRE FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH

SOUTHERLY 4 INCREASING 5 OR 6, OCCASIONALLY 7 EXCEPT IN

FORTH. SLIGHT OR MODERATE, BECOMING ROUGH FOR A TIME IN

NORTHERN SOUTH UTSIRE. FOG PATCHES IN SOUTH UTSIRE AND

FORTIES. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR IN

SOUTH UTSIRE AND FORTIES

TYNE DOGGER

SOUTHWEST 3 BACKING SOUTH 4 OR 5. SLIGHT OR MODERATE. FOG

PATCHES. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR

FISHER

VARIABLE 4 BECOMING EAST 5 OR 6, VEERING SOUTH 4 OR 5

LATER. SLIGHT OR MODERATE. FOG PATCHES. MODERATE OR GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR

GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER THAMES DOVER WIGHT

SOUTHWEST 4 OR 5 BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4, THEN SOUTHEAST

4 OR 5 LATER IN GERMAN BIGHT. SLIGHT OR MODERATE. FOG

PATCHES. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR

PORTLAND PLYMOUTH BISCAY

SOUTHEASTERLY 4 OR 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 IN WEST PLYMOUTH AND

NORTHWEST BISCAY. MODERATE OR ROUGH IN PORTLAND AND

SOUTHEAST BISCAY, BUT ELSEWHERE ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH.

FAIR. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

FITZROY SOLE

SOUTHERLY 6 TO GALE 8, OCCASIONALLY SEVERE GALE 9 IN

WEST, DECREASING 5 AT TIMES IN EAST. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH

IN WEST, ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH IN EAST. RAIN. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR

LUNDY FASTNET IRISH SEA

SOUTHERLY 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 IN WEST FASTNET.

MODERATE OR ROUGH AT FIRST IN LUNDY AND IRISH SEA,

OTHERWISE ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH, BUT BECOMING HIGH FOR A

TIME IN WEST FASTNET. RAIN IN FASTNET. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY

POOR IN FASTNET

SHANNON ROCKALL

SOUTHERLY OR SOUTHEASTERLY 6 TO GALE 8, INCREASING SEVERE

GALE 9 AT TIMES, BUT OCCASIONALLY STORM 10 FOR A TIME IN

NORTHWEST ROCKALL. VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. RAIN. MODERATE OR

POOR

MALIN HEBRIDES

SOUTHERLY 6 TO GALE 8, OCCASIONALLY SEVERE GALE 9 IN WEST

HEBRIDES. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH, BECOMING VERY ROUGH OR

HIGH IN WEST. RAIN. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY POOR

BAILEY

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

INCREASING GALE 8 TO STORM 10 LATER. VERY ROUGH BECOMING

HIGH. RAIN. MODERATE OR POOR

FAIR ISLE

SOUTHERLY 5 TO 7, BUT 4 AT FIRST IN SOUTHEAST, PERHAPS

GALE 8 LATER IN WEST. MODERATE OR ROUGH, BECOMING VERY

ROUGH OR HIGH IN WEST AND NORTH. DRIZZLE. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR

FAEROES

SOUTH 5 OR 6 INCREASING 7 OR GALE 8, OCCASIONALLY SEVERE

GALE 9 LATER. ROUGH, BECOMING VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. RAIN.

GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOUTHEAST ICELAND

SOUTHERLY OR CYCLONIC 4 OR 5 INCREASING 7 TO SEVERE GALE

9, OCCASIONALLY STORM 10 LATER. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH

BECOMING VERY ROUGH OR HIGH. RAIN, FOG PATCHES. MODERATE