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Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea

Valid for 24 Hours
Issued on Monday, 29 August 2016 at 10:35pm by Ronaldsway Met Office
Warnings

Strong winds developing tomorrow.

Synopsis

The ridge of high pressure covering the Irish Sea will transfer slowly eastwards, with a deep area of low pressure in the mid-Atlantic driving a cold front across the area Tuesday night.

Wind

Southwest mainly force 3 or 4, but occasionally 5 in the south of the area tonight. Steadily increasing 4 or 5 tomorrow morning and south or southwest 5 or 6 during the afternoon, then perhaps occasionally touching 7 in places later in the evening.

State of sea

Slight, becoming mainly moderate tomorrow afternoon.

Weather

Mainly fair.

Visibility

Good.

Outlook for the following 24 hours

Wind

South or southwest mainly force 5 or 6, but perhaps occasionally touching 7 in places at first. Quickly veering west or southwest 5 or 6 towards dawn on Wednesday, then decreasing 4 or 5 during the morning and 3 or 4 through the evening.

State of sea

Mainly moderate becoming slight or moderate on Wednesday morning and mainly slight during the evening.

Weather

Outbreaks of rain spreading from the northwest overnight into Wednesday, but becoming mainly fair early Wednesday morning with only isolated showers possible.

Visibility

Good, but becoming moderate at times in rain and perhaps in any showers.

Approximate times of tides in Douglas

High water
(6.4m)
Low water
(1.4m)
High water
(6.3m)
Low water
(1.2m)
(heights in metres above Chart Datum)

Forecast by

Kirsty Pendlebury
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