Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea

Valid for 24 Hours
Issued on Tuesday, 21 November 2017 at 11:30am by Ronaldsway Met Office
Warnings

Strong winds, increasing to gale force tomorrow.

Synopsis

Complex low pressure systems and associated frontal troughs will affect the British Isles.

Wind

Southwest force 5 or 6, occasionally increasing 7 in the North of the area later this evening and at first tonight, then decreasing 4 or 5 late in the night. Increasing south or south-southwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8, across much of the area tomorrow morning but becoming northerly 4 or 5 in the far North and West.

State of sea

Mainly moderate, becoming slight or moderate for a while later today and tonight but then moderate or rough later tomorrow morning.

Weather

Outbreaks of rain or drizzle at times, then widespread heavier rain spreading from the South late in the night and tomorrow morning.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for the following 24 hours

Wind

South or south-southwest 6 to gale 8 in the East and Central parts of the area at first, otherwise slowly becoming north or northeast 4 or 5 during the afternoon and evening. Backing southwest 7 or gale 8 overnight, veering west on Thursday morning

State of sea

Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in places.

Weather

Spells of rain, heavy at times, turning showery later.

Visibility

Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Approximate times of tides in Douglas

High water
(6.7m)
Low water
(1.4m)
High water
(6.2m)
Low water
(1.3m)
(heights in metres above Chart Datum)

Forecast by

Adrian Cowin