Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea
There is a Strong Wind warning in operation.
Low pressure lies to the northwest of the British Isles, driving associated frontal troughs across the Irish Sea today.
South or southeast force 5 or 6, but 6 or 7 in western waters this morning, before decreasing mainly 5 or 6 in all waters again later this afternoon but 3 or 4 in the far west of the area. Then decreasing east or southeast 4 or 5 in all waters by dawn on Saturday.
Moderate or rough becoming mainly moderate early this evening, before falling slight or moderate early tonight.
Rain spreading from the west this morning, clearing to occasional showers this evening.
Good, becoming moderate or poor at times in rain or showers.
Outlook for the following 24 hours
East or southeast 4 or 5 backing east or northeast 3 or 4 Saturday afternoon. Then backing further north or northeast 3 or less overnight into Sunday.
Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight Saturday afternoon.
Good, occasionally moderate or poor in showers.