AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE, ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 0505 UTC ON TUESDAY 31 MARCH 2020 FOR THE PERIOD 0600 UTC TUESDAY 31 MARCH TO 0600 UTC WEDNESDAY 01 APRIL 2020

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN PLYMOUTH BISCAY TRAFALGAR FITZROY SOLE BAILEY FAEROES AND SOUTHEAST ICELAND

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDNIGHT

LOW TRAFALGAR 1002 EXPECTED TRAFALGAR 1006 BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. NEW LOW EXPECTED 250 MILES NORTH OF FAIR ISLE 999 BY SAME TIME. HIGH NORTH-ATLANTIC 1047, MOVING AWAY WESTWARDS

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE FORTIES CROMARTY

WESTERLY OR NORTHWESTERLY, 4 TO 6, OCCASIONALLY 7 LATER IN VIKING. SLIGHT OR MODERATE IN CROMARTY, OTHERWISE MODERATE OR ROUGH. SHOWERS. MAINLY GOOD

FORTH TYNE DOGGER

VARIABLE 3 OR 4, BECOMING WEST OR NORTHWEST, 4 OR 5. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY SLIGHT IN FORTH AND TYNE. SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

FISHER

WEST 4 OR 5, INCREASING 6 AT TIMES. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY ROUGH LATER. SHOWERS. GOOD

GERMAN BIGHT

VARIABLE 3 OR 4, BECOMING WEST 4 OR 5. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY SLIGHT IN SOUTH. SHOWERS LATER. GOOD

HUMBER THAMES

NORTHEAST 4 OR 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 AT FIRST IN THAMES, BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4 LATER. MODERATE, BECOMING MAINLY SLIGHT. SHOWERS. GOOD

DOVER WIGHT

NORTHEAST 5 TO 7, DECREASING 4 LATER. MODERATE, BECOMING SLIGHT LATER. SHOWERS AT FIRST. GOOD

PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

NORTHEAST 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 UNTIL LATER IN SOUTH PLYMOUTH, THEN OCCASIONALLY 4 LATER. MODERATE OR ROUGH. SHOWERS AT FIRST. GOOD

BISCAY FITZROY

NORTHEASTERLY 6 TO GALE 8, OCCASIONALLY SEVERE GALE 9 AT FIRST IN FITZROY, BECOMING CYCLONIC 3 TO 5 LATER IN SOUTHEAST FITZROY. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY HIGH IN FITZROY. SHOWERS, RAIN IN SOUTH. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

SOLE

NORTHEASTERLY 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 IN SOUTH. ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH IN SOUTH. SHOWERS AT FIRST. GOOD

LUNDY FASTNET

NORTHEASTERLY 5 TO 7, DECREASING 4 AT TIMES LATER. SLIGHT OR MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY ROUGH AT FIRST IN SOUTH FASTNET. MAINLY FAIR. GOOD

IRISH SEA

NORTH OR NORTHEAST, 3 TO 5. SMOOTH OR SLIGHT. FAIR. GOOD

SHANNON

NORTHEAST 4 TO 6. ROUGH IN SOUTH, OTHERWISE MODERATE. MAINLY FAIR. GOOD

ROCKALL MALIN

NORTHERLY BACKING WESTERLY OR NORTHWESTERLY, 4 OR 5, INCREASING 6 AT TIMES, OCCASIONALLY 7 LATER IN NORTH ROCKALL. MODERATE, BECOMING ROUGH IN NORTH. SHOWERS. GOOD

HEBRIDES BAILEY FAIR ISLE FAEROES

WESTERLY OR NORTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 IN NORTH BAILEY AND FAEROES, PERHAPS GALE 8 LATER IN FAIR ISLE. MODERATE OR ROUGH, BECOMING ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH. SHOWERS, RAIN LATER. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

SOUTHEAST ICELAND