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Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea

Valid for 24 Hours
Issued on Monday, 26 September 2016 at 4:00pm by Ronaldsway Met Office

Strong wind tonight


Low developing southwest of Ireland will move northeast pushing frontal troughs across the area


Variable 2 or 3 settling south this evening, then increasing south or southeast 5 or 6 overnight then veering west 4 or 5 during tomorrow morning.

State of sea

Slight gradually becoming mostly moderate by the early hours of Tuesday morning but remaining slight in Liverpool Bay.


Occasional rain with mist or fog patches developing tonight clearing during tomorrow morning.


Good, becoming moderate or poor tonight, very poor in fog patches tonight, improving good tomorrow morning.

Outlook for the following 24 hours


West 4 or 5 becoming southwest 5 or 6 overnight Tuesday decreasing 4 or 5 for a short time Wednesday morning, then increasing 5 to 7.

State of sea

Slight or moderate, building moderate or rough by midday Wednesday.


Fair with patchy rain developing Wednesday morning.


Good at first becoming moderate in possible rain.

Approximate times of tides in Douglas

High water
Low water
High water
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(heights in metres above Chart Datum)

Forecast by

Colin Gartshore

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