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Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea

Valid for 24 Hours
Issued on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 at 10:45pm by Ronaldsway Met Office
Warnings

Strong winds.

Synopsis

Complex Atlantic low will push a waving frontal system eastwards into the Irish Sea later tomorrow.

Wind

South or Southwest 4 or 5, increasing mainly 5 or 6 later tonight, although remaining a force or two lighter around Liverpool Bay and Morecambe Bay. Little change during tomorrow morning and afternoon, then during the evening increasing occasionally 7 over central and western parts of the area, and becoming 5 or 6 around Liverpool Bay and Morecambe Bay.

State of sea

Slight or moderate, becoming mainly moderate tonight, then occasionally rough in the west of the area tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Weather

Fair, then outbreaks of rain and drizzle spreading from the west later tomorrow.

Visibility

Good, becoming moderate or poor in rain later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours

Wind

South 5 or 6 occasionally 7 at first, gradually veering and decreasing Northwest 4 or 5 later tomorrow night or on Thursday morning as the front moves slowly through the area. Then becoming West 3 or 4 on Thursday afternoon.

State of sea

Moderate or rough, gradually falling slight or moderate on Thursday.

Weather

Rain and drizzle with some areas of mist, gradually clearing eastwards later tomorrow night or on Thursday morning.

Visibility

Moderate or poor, gradually becoming good.

Approximate times of tides in Douglas

High water
(7.3m)
Low water
(0.7m)
High water
(6.7m)
Low water
(0.7m)
(heights in metres above Chart Datum)

Forecast by

Colin Gartshore
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