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UK Shipping Forecast downloaded from the NOAA server downloaded 05/05/2016 07:50
FPUK71 EGRR 050300

AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY AT 0505

UTC ON THURSDAY 05 MAY 2016 FOR THE PERIOD 0600 UTC

THURSDAY 05 MAY TO 0600 UTC FRIDAY 06 MAY 2016



THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN NORTH UTSIRE ROCKALL MALIN

HEBRIDES BAILEY FAIR ISLE FAEROES AND SOUTHEAST ICELAND



THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDNIGHT

LOW 100 MILES SOUTH OF ICELAND 986 EXPECTED SOUTHEAST

ICELAND 996 BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT NEW LOW EXPECTED BISCAY

1009 BY SAME TIME



THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS



VIKING NORTH UTSIRE

SOUTHERLY 5 TO 7 OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 IN NORTHERN NORTH

UTSIRE DECREASING 4 OR 5 LATER IN VIKING MODERATE OR

ROUGH RAIN OR SHOWERS MODERATE OR GOOD



SOUTH UTSIRE FORTIES

SOUTHERLY 5 OR 6 BACKING SOUTHEASTERLY 4 OR 5 MODERATE

BECOMING SLIGHT OR MODERATE OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE MODERATE

OR GOOD



CROMARTY FORTH TYNE DOGGER FISHER

SOUTHERLY 4 OR 5 OCCASIONALLY 6 EXCEPT IN EAST FISHER

BECOMING VARIABLE MAINLY SOUTHEASTERLY 3 OR 4 SLIGHT OR

MODERATE SHOWERS MODERATE OR GOOD



GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER

SOUTHEASTERLY 4 OR 5 OCCASIONALLY 6 IN NORTHWEST HUMBER

SLIGHT OCCASIONALLY MODERATE FAIR MODERATE OR GOOD



THAMES DOVER WIGHT PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

EAST OR SOUTHEAST BACKING NORTHEAST 3 OR 4 INCREASING 5

AT TIMES ROUGH IN SOUTHWEST PLYMOUTH OTHERWISE SLIGHT

OR MODERATE FAIR MODERATE OR GOOD



BISCAY

EAST BECOMING CYCLONIC 3 OR 4 INCREASING 5 AT TIMES

MODERATE OR ROUGH THUNDERY SHOWERS IN SOUTH MODERATE OR

GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR IN SOUTH



FITZROY

NORTHERLY OR NORTHEASTERLY 4 OR 5 INCREASING 6 AT TIMES

MODERATE OR ROUGH SHOWERS THUNDERY IN SOUTH GOOD

OCCASIONALLY POOR



SOLE LUNDY FASTNET

VARIABLE 3 OR 4 BECOMING NORTHERLY OR NORTHEASTERLY 4 OR

5 OCCASIONALLY 6 LATER IN EAST SOLE MODERATE OR ROUGH

DRIZZLE THEN FAIR GOOD OCCASIONALLY MODERATE AT FIRST



IRISH SEA

SOUTH 4 OR 5 BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4 SLIGHT OR

MODERATE OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE FOG PATCHES IN NORTH

MODERATE OR GOOD OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR IN NORTH



SHANNON

SOUTHWESTERLY 5 OR 6 AT FIRST IN NORTHWEST OTHERWISE

WESTERLY VEERING NORTHWESTERLY 3 OR 4 VERY ROUGH

BECOMING ROUGH THEN BECOMING MODERATE LATER SHOWERS

MODERATE BECOMING GOOD



ROCKALL MALIN

SOUTHWEST 6 TO GALE 8 OCCASIONALLY SEVERE GALE 9 AT

FIRST DECREASING 4 OR 5 VERY ROUGH OR HIGH BECOMING

MODERATE OR ROUGH RAIN OR SHOWERS MODERATE OR POOR

BECOMING GOOD



HEBRIDES BAILEY FAIR ISLE FAEROES

SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST 6 TO GALE 8 OCCASIONALLY SEVERE GALE

9 AT FIRST DECREASING 5 AT TIMES LATER MODERATE OR

ROUGH IN SOUTHEASTERN FAIR ISLE OTHERWISE VERY ROUGH OR

HIGH BECOMING ROUGH LATER RAIN OR SHOWERS GOOD

OCCASIONALLY POOR



SOUTHEAST ICELAND

CYCLONIC 5 TO 7 INCREASING GALE 8 AT TIMES ROUGH OR

VERY ROUGH BECOMING MODERATE LATER IN WEST RAIN OR

SHOWERS GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR
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