Shipping forecast for the North Irish Sea
High pressure lies to the west of Norway, extending a ridge across much of the British Isles.
East or northeast force 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in the night, backing north or northeast 3 or 4 Thursday evening.
Outlook for the following 24 hours
North or northeast force 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5 early Thursday night, perhaps occasionally 6 between the Isle of Man and the Solway Firth.
Fair, showery rain later.