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Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea

Valid for 24 Hours
Issued on Monday, 23 January 2017 at 4:00pm by Ronaldsway Met Office
Warnings

Strong winds tonight.

Synopsis

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.

Wind

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.

State of sea

Slight, becoming slight or moderate in the east of the area, mainly moderate in the west tonight.

Weather

Mainly fair. Occasional rain or drizzle will develop later tonight and during Tuesday morning.

Visibility

Mostly good but occasionally moderate or poor in rain or drizzle.

Outlook for the following 24 hours

Wind

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.

State of sea

Mainly moderate, becoming moderate or rough mainly in the west overnight on Tuesday.

Weather

Occasional rain or drizzle, then becoming mainly fair overnight into Wednesday.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor in rain and drizzle.

Approximate times of tides in Douglas

High water
(5.4m)
Low water
(2.1m)
High water
(6.1m)
Low water
(2.0m)
(heights in metres above Chart Datum)

Forecast by

David Britton
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