Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea

Valid for 24 Hours
Issued on Friday, 26 April 2019 at 11:40am by Ronaldsway Met Office
Warnings

Strong winds, then gales or severe gales later.

Synopsis

Complex low lies near Britain, with one deep centre tracking eastwards across the Irish Sea later tonight (Storm Hannah).

Wind

South or Southwest 5 or 6, increasing South 6 or 7 this evening. Becoming Cyclonic 4 to 6 for a time tonight, then settling West or Northwest later in the night or at first tomorrow morning, increasing 7 or gale 8, and severe gale 9 in the south of the area for a time, including possibly around the far south of the Isle of Man.

State of sea

Moderate, building moderate or rough this evening, then possibly very rough in the south tomorrow morning.

Weather

Rain at times.

Visibility

Good, falling moderate or poor in rain.

Outlook for the following 24 hours

Wind

Mainly West or Northwest 7 or gale 8 for the rest of tomorrow, occasionally severe gale 9 in the south at first. Then gradually decreasing West or Northwest 4 or 5 overnight into Sunday, and then 3 or 4 on Sunday morning.

State of sea

Moderate or rough, possibly very rough in the south at first, then gradually falling slight later.

Weather

Spells of rain at first, then becoming fair.

Visibility

Moderate or poor at times at first, then good.

Approximate times of tides in Douglas

Low water
(2.0m)
High water
(5.1m)
Low water
(2.2m)
High water
(5.5m)
(heights in metres above Chart Datum)

Forecast by

Colin Gartshore