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Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea

Valid for 24 Hours
Issued on Friday, 29 April 2016 at 4:15am by Ronaldsway Met Office

Strong winds.


Low pressure offshore South-east Scotland will move east, with a ridge of high pressure building from the west across Ireland and Southern Britain.


West or north-west veering north or north-west during this morning, force 5 or 6, occasionally 7. Staying mainly north or north-west in the afternoon, decreasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6. Backing west or north-west 4 or 5 overnight.

State of sea

Mainly moderate, becoming slight overnight.


Showers at first, then becoming fair during the morning.


Good, occasionally moderate or poor at first.

Outlook for the following 24 hours


West or north-west force 4 or 5, backing gradually south-west during Saturday, decreasing 3 or 4. Backing south or south-west during the evening and overnight, increasing 5 or 6.

State of sea

Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.


Isolated showers at first, rain moving in from the west later.


Good, occasionally moderate in rain.

Approximate times of tides in Douglas

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(heights in metres above Chart Datum)

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NOTICE: Forecasts are based on the latest data available at the time of issue but are subject to updates and changes. Always ensure that you have the most recent information. You accept all risks and responsibility for losses, damages, costs and other consequences resulting directly or indirectly from any use of this information.

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