Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea
Strong winds tonight.
A ridge of high pressure over the British Isles will start to decline in the north, allowing weakening frontal troughs to move in from the northwest.
South or southwest force 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5 this evening and tonight, then further increasing 5 or 6 mainly in the south of the area, including around the Isle of Man by dawn.
Slight, becoming slight or moderate in the east of the area, mainly moderate in the west tonight.
Mainly fair. Occasional rain or drizzle will develop later tonight and during Tuesday morning.
Mostly good but occasionally moderate or poor in rain or drizzle.
Outlook for the following 24 hours
Mainly south or southwest force 5 or 6, increasing 6 or 7 during Tuesday night, but remaining a force or two lighter towards Liverpool and Morecambe Bay. Staying mainly south from Wednesday morning, 6 or 7 in the west of the area, 5 or 6 in the east.
Mainly moderate, becoming moderate or rough mainly in the west overnight on Tuesday.
Occasional rain or drizzle, then becoming mainly fair overnight into Wednesday.
Moderate or good, occasionally poor in rain and drizzle.