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Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea

Valid for 24 Hours
Issued on Thursday, 26 May 2016 at 5:00am by Ronaldsway Met Office



Shallow area of low pressure now lies across central and northern parts of England, and will continue to fill and drift into the Irish Sea.


North or Northeast 4 occasionally 5 at first, backing East or Northeast 3 or 4 in the north of the area this morning, and becoming Variable 2 or 3 in the south. Then becoming Variable 2 or 3 in all waters during the afternoon, and Variable or East 2 or 3 tonight.

State of sea

Slight or moderate, soon becoming smooth or slight.


Patchy light rain and drizzle, with a few mist patches possibly developing. Then fair during the evening and overnight.


Good, falling moderate at times in any light rain and drizzle, and poor in any mist patches.

Outlook for the following 24 hours


Variable or East 2 or 3, gradually settling East or Northeast 3 or 4.

State of sea

Smooth or slight.





Approximate times of tides in Douglas

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

Forecast by

Colin Gartshore

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