Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea
A deepening Atlantic low will drift north and become centred to the south of Iceland, with associated frontal troughs moving across the Irish Sea.
South or Southeast 5 or 6 this afternoon and early evening, occasionally 7 in the west of the area, including around the Isle of Man. Veering Southwest later this evening or at first tonight, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time, then becoming 5 occasionally 6 overnight, with little change tomorrow morning.
Slight or moderate in the east of the area, but moderate or rough in the west. Then becoming moderate in all waters tonight.
Fair, then rain will spread eastwards during the afternoon and evening, soon clearing tonight.
Moderate or good, occasionally poor in rain for a time, then becoming good tonight.
Outlook for the following 24 hours
Backing South tomorrow afternoon and increasing 6 to gale 8. Then veering and decreasing Southwest 4 or 5 later in the evening or at first overnight, before increasing Southwest 5 or 6 on Sunday morning,
Moderate, building moderate or rough during tomorrow afternoon, possibly very rough in the west of the area for a time, then falling slight or moderate overnight.
Fair, then rain for a time, but becoming fair again overnight.
Good, becoming moderate or poor at times in rain.