Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea

Valid for 24 Hours
Issued on Friday, 21 September 2018 at 5:15am by Ronaldsway Met Office
Warnings

Strong to gale force winds.

Synopsis

Deep low now lies over the North Sea, with a strong westerly airstream covering the Irish Sea today.

Wind

West or Northwest 6 or 7 occasionally gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6 through this evening, then becoming 5 occasionally 6 later tonight.

State of sea

Moderate or rough, possibly very rough in the east of the area at times, then becoming generally moderate layer this evening and tonight.

Weather

Scattered blustery showers, then fair tonight.

Visibility

Good, possibly moderate in showers.

Outlook for the following 24 hours

Wind

Decreasing West 3 or 4 through tomorrow morning, then becoming Variable 2 or 3 later in the day. Settling East or Northeast 4 or 5 overnight into Sunday.

State of sea

Moderate, falling smooth or slight, then becoming slight or moderate overnight.

Weather

Fair, then rain spreading from the south later.

Visibility

Good, falling moderate or poor in rain later.

Approximate times of tides in Douglas

Low water
(1.9m)
High water
(5.5m)
Low water
(2.2m)
High water
(6.2m)
(heights in metres above Chart Datum)

Forecast by

Colin Gartshore