Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea
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.
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.
Slight or moderate, becoming slight during the morning, then smooth or slight in the evening.
Occasional rain moving south-east across the area this morning, then becoming fair.
Good, occasionally moderate in rain.
Outlook for the following 24 hours
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.
Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in the east of the area and moderate or rough in the west.
Mainly fair but with, perhaps, patchy rain or drizzle later on Thursday night.
Good, occasionally moderate later.