Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea
There is a Gale Warning in operation.
A large and complex area of low pressure lies in the mid-Atlantic, with an associated frontal system affecting the Irish Sea this evening & tonight.
South or southwest force 4 or 5, increasing 5 or 6 this afternoon, before backing and increasing south 6 or 7 occasionally gale 8 this evening. Then veering southwest 6 or 7 later tonight, before backing and decreasing south or southwest 5 or 6 Wednesday morning.
Moderate, becoming mainly rough this evening, and perhaps occasionally very rough in the west of the area for a time tonight. Then falling moderate or rough by dawn on Wednesday.
Fair at first, then heavy rain spreading from the west this evening, clearing later tonight.
Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time in rain.
Outlook for the following 24 hours
South or southwest force 5 or 6, increasing 6 or 7 later Wednesday night. Then veering and decreasing southwest 5 or 6 Thursday morning.
Moderate or rough.
Mainly fair, then occasional showers or longer spells of rain for a time Wednesday evening & again Thursday morning.
Mostly good, but occasionally moderate or poor in rain or showers.