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Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea

Valid for 24 Hours
Issued on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 at 11:35am by Ronaldsway Met Office
Warnings

Strong wind, possibly gale force later Wednesday morning.

Synopsis

High over Central Europe, low west of Ireland will push a series of weak weather fronts into western Britain.

Wind

Mainly south to southeast force 4 or 5 but 6 in west, increasing south 5 or 6 and occasionally 7 in most waters this evening while remaining southeast 4 or 5 towards Liverpool Bay. Further increasing 6 or 7 perhaps touching gale 8 around midday Wednesday.

State of sea

Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough in the west by this evening, and then in most waters during Wednesday morning.

Weather

Occasional light rain this evening, but otherwise fair.

Visibility

Moderate, occasionally falling poor this evening.

Outlook for the following 24 hours

Wind

South veering south to southwest 6 or 7, perhaps touching gale 8 at first, but still 4 or 5 towards Liverpool and Morecambe Bay, veering southwest 4 in all waters during Wednesday night.

State of sea

Slight in the southeast but otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate in all waters heading into Thursday.

Weather

Mainly fair, but with the chance of light rain Thursday morning.

Visibility

Moderate or good.

Approximate times of tides in Douglas

High water
(5.9m)
Low water
(1.8m)
High water
(5.8m)
Low water
(1.9m)
(heights in metres above Chart Datum)

Forecast by

David Britton
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