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Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea

Valid for 24 Hours
Issued on Saturday, 28 March 2015 at 10:00pm by Ronaldsway Met Office

Strong winds, with a risk of gales.


Low pressure near to Shetland will move away north-east, with shallow secondary lows moving east across Northern Britain overnight and during Sunday.


Southwest force 6 or 7, perhaps occasionally gale 8 decreasing 5 or 6 later in the night and 4 for a time on Sunday morning, locally variable 2 or 3 in the south but veering west or west-northwest 6 or 7 by lunchtime.

State of sea

Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate for a time on Sunday morning..


Occasional rain or showers.


Good, occasionally moderate or poor in rain or showers.

Outlook for the following 24 hours


West or west-northwest force 5 or 6 backing southwest on Monday morning, then veering west 6 or 7 in the afternoon.

State of sea

Moderate or rough.


Isolated showers, then with rain spreading from the south-west during Monday afternoon.


Mainly good but occasionally moderate or poor later.

Approximate times of tides in Douglas

Low water
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(heights in metres above Chart Datum)

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