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Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea

Valid for 24 Hours
Issued on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 at 7:30am by Ronaldsway Met Office
Warnings

Nil.

Synopsis

A deep low to the south-west of Iceland, moving north-east, will drive frontal troughs south-east across the British Isles today, with a ridge of high pressure then building from the south-west.

Wind

South-west veering west or north-west during the morning, force 4 or 5, then decreasing gradually 3 or 4 in the afternoon. Backing south overnight and decreasing temporarily 2 or 3.

State of sea

Slight or moderate, becoming slight during the morning, then smooth or slight in the evening.

Weather

Occasional rain moving south-east across the area this morning, then becoming fair.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate in rain.

Outlook for the following 24 hours

Wind

Mainly south settling south or south-west generally during Thursday, force 3 or 4, increasing gradually, 5 or 6 in the east of the area and 6 or 7 in the west.

State of sea

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

Weather

Mainly fair but with, perhaps, patchy rain or drizzle later on Thursday night.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate later.

Approximate times of tides in Douglas

Low water
(2.1m)
High water
(5.9m)
Low water
(1.9m)
High water
(5.7m)
(heights in metres above Chart Datum)

Forecast by

Hulse
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