Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea
Strong wind, possibly gale force later Wednesday morning.
High over Central Europe, low west of Ireland will push a series of weak weather fronts into western Britain.
Mainly south to southeast force 4 or 5 but 6 in west, increasing south 5 or 6 and occasionally 7 in most waters this evening while remaining southeast 4 or 5 towards Liverpool Bay. Further increasing 6 or 7 perhaps touching gale 8 around midday Wednesday.
Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough in the west by this evening, and then in most waters during Wednesday morning.
Occasional light rain this evening, but otherwise fair.
Moderate, occasionally falling poor this evening.
Outlook for the following 24 hours
South veering south to southwest 6 or 7, perhaps touching gale 8 at first, but still 4 or 5 towards Liverpool and Morecambe Bay, veering southwest 4 in all waters during Wednesday night.
Slight in the southeast but otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate in all waters heading into Thursday.
Mainly fair, but with the chance of light rain Thursday morning.
Moderate or good.