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Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea

Valid for 24 Hours
Issued on Friday, 03 July 2020 at 11:40am by Ronaldsway Met Office
Warnings

Strong winds at first.

Synopsis

Deep low is slow-moving in the Atlantic, with a waving frontal system affecting the Irish Sea.

Wind

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.

State of sea

Moderate or rough, falling slight or moderate later today and at first tonight.

Weather

Rain and drizzle at times, with risk of mist patches developing.

Visibility

Good, falling moderate or poor at times.

Outlook for the following 24 hours

Wind

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.

State of sea

Slight or moderate, building moderate or rough.

Weather

Occasional rain and drizzle, with mist patches, then becoming fair later.

Visibility

Moderate or poor at times, then generally good later.

Approximate times of tides in Douglas

High water
(6.6m)
Low water
(0.9m)
High water
(6.3m)
Low water
(1.2m)
(heights in metres above Chart Datum)

Forecast by

Colin Gartshore
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