Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea
Strong winds at first.
Deep low is slow-moving in the Atlantic, with a waving frontal system affecting the Irish Sea.
South or Southwest 5 or 6 at first, but 6 or 7 in southern and eastern parts of the area, including waters around the east of the Isle of Man. Later this afternoon and evening gradually decreasing mainly Southwest 4 or 5, still locally 5 or 6 in the southeast of the area, then tonight becoming mainly Southwest 4 or 5, but locally Variable 2 or 3 in the far north. Tomorrow morning becoming West or Southwest 4 or 5 in all waters.
Moderate or rough, falling slight or moderate later today and at first tonight.
Rain and drizzle at times, with risk of mist patches developing.
Good, falling moderate or poor at times.
Outlook for the following 24 hours
West or Southwest 4 or 5, backing and increasing South or Southwest 6 or 7 overnight into Sunday, possibly gale 8 in places, then veering West 6 or 7 on Sunday morning.
Slight or moderate, building moderate or rough.
Occasional rain and drizzle, with mist patches, then becoming fair later.
Moderate or poor at times, then generally good later.