AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE,

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 1130

UTC ON SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2018 FOR THE PERIOD 1200 UTC

SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY TO 1200 UTC MONDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2018

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN DOVER WIGHT PORTLAND

PLYMOUTH TRAFALGAR LUNDY AND FASTNET

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT 0600

HIGH SCANDINAVIA 1052 DISSIPATING BY 0600 TOMORROW

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE

SOUTHEASTERLY 4 OR 5, BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4, THEN

NORTHWESTERLY 4 OR 5 LATER. MODERATE. WINTRY SHOWERS.

GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

SOUTH UTSIRE

EASTERLY OR SOUTHEASTERLY 4 OR 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 AT

FIRST, BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4 LATER. MODERATE. SNOW

SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH

SOUTHEAST 5 OR 6, BACKING EAST 4 OR 5 LATER. MODERATE.

WINTRY SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

TYNE DOGGER

SOUTHEAST 4 OR 5, BACKING EAST 5 OR 6. MODERATE. SNOW

SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

FISHER

NORTHEAST 4 OR 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 AT FIRST. MODERATE. SNOW

SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER

EAST 4 OR 5, BACKING NORTHEAST 5 OR 6. SLIGHT AT FIRST IN

GERMAN BIGHT, OTHERWISE MODERATE. SNOW SHOWERS. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY POOR

THAMES

NORTHEAST 5 TO 7. MODERATE. FAIR AT FIRST, THEN SNOW

SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR LATER

DOVER WIGHT

NORTHEAST 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 LATER. MODERATE,

OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. SNOW SHOWERS LATER. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY MODERATE LATER

PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

EAST 6 TO GALE 8. MODERATE OR ROUGH. WINTRY SHOWERS

LATER. MAINLY GOOD

BISCAY

EASTERLY OR NORTHEASTERLY 5 OR 6, OCCASIONALLY 7 LATER IN

NORTH. MODERATE OR ROUGH. FAIR. GOOD

FITZROY

SOUTHEAST BACKING EAST 5 TO 7, PERHAPS GALE 8 LATER.

ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH IN FAR WEST. FAIR. GOOD

SOLE

EAST OR SOUTHEAST 5 TO 7. ROUGH, OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH

IN FAR WEST. FAIR. GOOD

LUNDY FASTNET

EAST OR SOUTHEAST 5 TO 7, OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 AT FIRST.

MODERATE OR ROUGH. FAIR. GOOD

IRISH SEA

SOUTHEASTERLY BACKING EASTERLY 5 OR 6, OCCASIONALLY 7 IN

NORTH. SLIGHT OR MODERATE. FAIR. GOOD

SHANNON ROCKALL

SOUTHEAST 5 TO 7. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH. OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE

AT FIRST. MAINLY GOOD

MALIN

SOUTHEAST 5 TO 7. MODERATE OR ROUGH. FAIR. GOOD

HEBRIDES

SOUTH OR SOUTHEAST 5 OR 6. MODERATE OR ROUGH. FAIR. GOOD

BAILEY

SOUTHEAST 5 OR 6. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH. OCCASIONAL

DRIZZLE. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

FAIR ISLE

SOUTHERLY OR SOUTHEASTERLY 4 OR 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 IN

SOUTHWEST. MODERATE OR ROUGH. WINTRY SHOWERS. GOOD,

OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

FAEROES

SOUTHEAST 5 OR 6. ROUGH. SHOWERS. GOOD

SOUTHEAST ICELAND

SOUTHERLY 5 OR 6, OCCASIONALLY 7 IN WEST. ROUGH OR VERY