AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE, ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 0505 UTC ON THURSDAY 02 DECEMBER 2021 FOR THE PERIOD 0600 UTC THURSDAY 02 DECEMBER TO 0600 UTC FRIDAY 03 DECEMBER 2021

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN VIKING FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH TYNE DOGGER HUMBER THAMES BISCAY TRAFALGAR FITZROY BAILEY FAIR ISLE AND SOUTHEAST ICELAND

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDNIGHT

LOW SOUTHERN BALTIC SEA 970 EXPECTED LATVIA 982 BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE

NORTHWESTERLY, 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 AT FIRST IN VIKING, BECOMING VARIABLE 2 TO 4 LATER. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE. WINTRY SHOWERS. GOOD OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH TYNE DOGGER

NORTHWEST 6 TO GALE 8, BACKING WEST 4 OR 5, INCREASING 6 OR 7 LATER. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH, BECOMING MODERATE LATER EXCEPT IN FORTIES AND DOGGER. WINTRY SHOWERS, RAIN LATER. GOOD OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

FISHER GERMAN BIGHT

NORTH, BACKING WEST, 5 TO 7. MODERATE OR ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH. WINTRY SHOWERS. GOOD OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

HUMBER THAMES

NORTHWEST, BACKING SOUTHWEST LATER, 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 AT FIRST. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH, BECOMING MODERATE LATER. SHOWERS. GOOD

DOVER WIGHT

NORTHWEST 5 TO 7, DECREASING 4, BACKING SOUTHWEST 4 TO 6 LATER. SLIGHT OR MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY ROUGH AT FIRST. SHOWERS, RAIN LATER. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE LATER

PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

NORTHWEST, BACKING SOUTHWEST LATER, 5 TO 7. MODERATE OR ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH AT FIRST IN PLYMOUTH. SHOWERS, RAIN LATER. GOOD, BECOMING POOR LATER

BISCAY

NORTHWEST 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 AT FIRST, BACKING WEST 4 TO 6 LATER. VERY ROUGH, BECOMING MODERATE OR ROUGH. THUNDERY SHOWERS. GOOD OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

SOUTH FITZROY

NORTHERLY 7 OR GALE 8, DECREASING 4 TO 6, BACKING WESTERLY LATER. VERY ROUGH BECOMING ROUGH. SHOWERS, RAIN LATER. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE LATER

NORTH FITZROY SOLE

NORTHWESTERLY, BACKING WESTERLY, 5 TO 7. VERY ROUGH BECOMING ROUGH. SHOWERS, OCCASIONAL RAIN LATER. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR LATER

LUNDY FASTNET IRISH SEA

NORTHWEST, BACKING WEST, 5 TO 7. MODERATE OR ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY SLIGHT IN IRISH SEA. RAIN OR SHOWERS. GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

SHANNON ROCKALL

NORTH, BACKING WEST, 4 TO 6. ROUGH OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH. OCCASIONAL RAIN. GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

MALIN HEBRIDES

NORTH 3 TO 5, BACKING WEST OR SOUTHWEST 5 TO 7. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE. FAIR THEN RAIN, SHOWERS LATER. GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

BAILEY

SOUTH, VEERING WEST, 6 TO GALE 8. ROUGH, BECOMING VERY ROUGH LATER. RAIN THEN SHOWERS. POOR BECOMING GOOD

FAIR ISLE FAEROES

NORTH, BECOMING CYCLONIC, 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 AT FIRST IN FAIR ISLE. MODERATE OR ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH AT FIRST. SNOW SHOWERS THEN RAIN. GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOUTHEAST ICELAND