Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea
Strong to gale force winds.
Deep low now lies over the North Sea, with a strong westerly airstream covering the Irish Sea today.
West or Northwest 6 or 7 occasionally gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6 through this evening, then becoming 5 occasionally 6 later tonight.
Moderate or rough, possibly very rough in the east of the area at times, then becoming generally moderate layer this evening and tonight.
Scattered blustery showers, then fair tonight.
Good, possibly moderate in showers.
Outlook for the following 24 hours
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.
Moderate, falling smooth or slight, then becoming slight or moderate overnight.
Fair, then rain spreading from the south later.
Good, falling moderate or poor in rain later.