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Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea

Valid for 24 Hours
Issued on Friday, 19 September 2014 at 10:25pm by Ronaldsway Met Office
Warnings

Strong winds.

Synopsis

Low pressure to the north-west of Spain will start to fill and drift south-west as high pressure moves east and becomes centred to the north-west of Ireland.

Wind

Mainly north or north-west overnight, force 3 or 4 in the east of the area, increasing 4 or 5, perhaps occasionally 6 in the west but becoming variable 2 or 3 towards Liverpool and Morecambe Bay. Then becoming north to north-east in the east of the area during Saturday evening, still force 3 or 4.

State of sea

Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in the west of the area.

Weather

Mainly fair but with some patchy rain spreading south-east overnight into early Saturday morning.

Visibility

Moderate or good, becoming good generally during Saturday morning.

Outlook for the following 24 hours

Wind

North or north-east force 3 or 4 in the east of the area, but north or north-west 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in the west, gradually veering east or north-east 2 or 3 in all parts overnight into Sunday, but perhaps becoming variable 3 or less later in the day.

State of sea

Smooth or slight, but locally moderate in the west of the area at first.

Weather

Mainly fair, just perhaps an isolated shower on Saturday night.

Visibility

Good.

Approximate times of tides in Douglas

High water
(5.9m)
Low water
(1.9m)
High water
(5.5m)
Low water
(2.2m)
(heights in metres above Chart Datum)

Forecast by

Kirsty Pendlebury
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