AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE, ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY, AT 0505 UTC ON SATURDAY 15 AUGUST 2020 FOR THE PERIOD 0600 UTC SATURDAY 15 AUGUST TO 0600 UTC SUNDAY 16 AUGUST 2020

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDNIGHT

LOW FITZROY 1011 SLOW MOVING, FILLING 1012 BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. HIGH CROMARTY 1020 EXPECTED FAIR ISLE WITH LITTLE CHANGE BY SAME TIME

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING

NORTHWEST 3 OR 4, VEERING NORTH 4 TO 6. SLIGHT, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE. MAINLY FAIR. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE

NORTHERLY 4 TO 6. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY SLIGHT AT FIRST. FAIR. GOOD

FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH TYNE DOGGER

EAST OR NORTHEAST 2 TO 4, INCREASING 5 AT TIMES IN CROMARTY AND DOGGER. MAINLY SLIGHT. FOG PATCHES AT FIRST, BECOMING MAINLY FAIR. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR AT FIRST

FISHER

NORTHWEST 3 TO 5. SLIGHT, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE IN NORTH. FAIR. GOOD

GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER

NORTHEAST 4 OR 5. SLIGHT, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE. FOG PATCHES AT FIRST IN HUMBER, THUNDERY SHOWERS. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR

THAMES DOVER WIGHT

CYCLONIC 2 TO 4. SMOOTH OR SLIGHT. FOG PATCHES, THUNDERY SHOWERS. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR

PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

WEST, BECOMING CYCLONIC 3 TO 5, OCCASIONALLY 6 LATER IN SOUTH PORTLAND. SLIGHT, OCCASIONALLY SMOOTH. FOG PATCHES UNTIL LATER, RISK OF THUNDERY SHOWERS. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR

BISCAY

NORTHEAST 3 TO 5, BECOMING VARIABLE 2 TO 4, THEN WEST OR NORTHWEST 4 TO 6, OCCASIONALLY 7 LATER. SLIGHT, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE IN SOUTH. THUNDERY SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

FITZROY

CYCLONIC 3 TO 5, INCREASING 6 OR 7 IN SOUTH. SLIGHT, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE IN SOUTH. THUNDERY SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOLE

EAST, BECOMING VARIABLE LATER, 2 TO 4. SLIGHT. FAIR. GOOD

LUNDY FASTNET

EASTERLY 5 AT FIRST IN EAST LUNDY, OTHERWISE CYCLONIC 2 TO 4. SLIGHT, OCCASIONALLY SMOOTH. THUNDERY SHOWERS, FOG PATCHES. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR

IRISH SEA

EAST OR NORTHEAST 3 TO 5. SMOOTH OR SLIGHT, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE LATER. THUNDERY SHOWERS. GOOD, OCCASIONALLY POOR

SHANNON

VARIABLE 2 TO 4. SLIGHT, OCCASIONALLY MODERATE AT FIRST IN NORTHWEST. THUNDERY SHOWERS, FOG PATCHES. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR

ROCKALL MALIN SOUTHEAST HEBRIDES

NORTHEASTERLY 3 TO 5. SLIGHT OR MODERATE. SHOWERS, DRIZZLE AND FOG PATCHES IN ROCKALL. MODERATE OR GOOD, OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR IN ROCKALL

NORTHWEST HEBRIDES BAILEY FAIR ISLE FAEROES

SOUTHWESTERLY 3 TO 5, BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR LESS, THEN SOUTHEASTERLY 4 OR 5 LATER IN FAR SOUTH OF FAIR ISLE. SLIGHT OR MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY SMOOTH IN EAST FAIR ISLE. DRIZZLE, FOG PATCHES. MODERATE OR POOR, OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR

SOUTHEAST ICELAND