Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea
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.
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.
Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in the west of the area.
Mainly fair but with some patchy rain spreading south-east overnight into early Saturday morning.
Moderate or good, becoming good generally during Saturday morning.
Outlook for the following 24 hours
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.
Smooth or slight, but locally moderate in the west of the area at first.
Mainly fair, just perhaps an isolated shower on Saturday night.