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Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea

Valid for 24 Hours
Issued on Friday, 18 January 2019 at 7:00am by Ronaldsway Met Office
Warnings

There is a Strong Wind warning in operation.

Synopsis

Low pressure lies to the northwest of the British Isles, driving associated frontal troughs across the Irish Sea today.

Wind

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.

State of sea

Moderate or rough becoming mainly moderate early this evening, before falling slight or moderate early tonight.

Weather

Rain spreading from the west this morning, clearing to occasional showers this evening.

Visibility

Good, becoming moderate or poor at times in rain or showers.

Outlook for the following 24 hours

Wind

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.

State of sea

Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight Saturday afternoon.

Weather

Occasional showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate or poor in showers.

Approximate times of tides in Douglas

High water
(6.1m)
Low water
(1.6m)
High water
(6.3m)
Low water
(1.6m)
(heights in metres above Chart Datum)

Forecast by

David Britton
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