Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea
Strong winds, then gales or severe gales later.
Complex low lies near Britain, with one deep centre tracking eastwards across the Irish Sea later tonight (Storm Hannah).
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.
Moderate, building moderate or rough this evening, then possibly very rough in the south tomorrow morning.
Rain at times.
Good, falling moderate or poor in rain.
Outlook for the following 24 hours
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.
Moderate or rough, possibly very rough in the south at first, then gradually falling slight later.
Spells of rain at first, then becoming fair.
Moderate or poor at times at first, then good.