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8°C sunrise 07:24
sunset 17:40

Updated at 04:45 - Much of today will be dry with some brightness at first, but cloud will thicken to bring rain late this afternoon, turning heavy this evening. Moderate to fresh westerly winds will ease and turn southeast this evening before picking up from the southwest tonight. Highest daytime temperatures around 8 Celsius.

Thursday

Heavy rain overnight with the risk of localised flooding with strong to gale southwest winds, the rain will clear to isolated wintry showers during Thursday morning as the wind turns northwesterly with gusts 60 perhaps 70mph, although a slow moderation in wind strength is likely during the second half of the day.

Friday

Dry for much of Friday, but a strengthening southwest wind will bring rain later in the afternoon.

Saturday

Outbreaks of rain at first on Saturday slowly clearing during the afternoon.

Sunday

Dry at first but a strengthening southwest wind will bring rain for a time during the afternoon.


Shipping forecast updated as of 22 February 2017 7:45am

Current shipping forecast

Valid for 24 Hours
Issued on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 at 7:45am by Ronaldsway Met Office

Warning

Gales.

Synopsis

Low pressure north of Shetland will move east. A new low, developing to the west of Ireland and deepening, will move east, becoming centred near to the North Channel late tonight.

Wind

West force 4 or 5, occasionally 6 this morning, becoming variable 2 to 4 for a time this evening, then southeast 4 or 5 at first tonight. Veering south or southwest 6 to gale 8 overnight, then west 7 to severe gale 9 towards or soon after dawn on Thursday.

State of Sea

Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough overnight.

Weather

Isolated showers by day, then rain this evening and overnight.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

Outlook for the following 24 hours

Wind

West to north-west gale 8 or severe gale 9, decreasing 6 or 7 during the afternoon.

State of Sea

Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.

Weather

Rain at first then showers.

Visibility

Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

High water
Today 8:22am (5.7m)
Low water
Today 3:01pm (2.0m)
High water
Today 9:09pm (5.5m)
Low water
Tomorrow 3:15am (2.2m)

(heights in metres above Chart Datum)


5 day shipping forecast updated as of 22 February 2017 10:24am

Today

Warnings)

Strong winds, then gales later.

Wind)

West 4 or 5 occasionally 6, backing SE or variable 3 or 4 this evening then veering S or SW 6 to gale 8 overnight.

State of sea)

Mainly moderate, becoming slight during the evening, then moderate or rough again overnight.

Weather)

Mainly fair at first. Rain this evening and overnight.

Visibility)

Good, becoming moderate or poor in rain.

Temperature

Min. air temperature 7°C and max. air temperature 9°C

Sea Temperature

7°C

Tomorrow

Warnings)

Severe gales / strong winds.

Wind)

SW veering quickly NW 6 to gale 8, increasing 7 to severe gale 9 a.m., easing 6 or 7 p.m., then gradually WNW 4 or 5 overnight.

State of sea)

Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough a.m., becoming gradually slight or moderate.

Weather)

Rain at first then showers, these becoming isolated later.

Visibility)

Good, occasionally moderate or poor in rain or showers.

Temperature

Min. air temperature 8°C and max. air temperature 9°C

Sea Temperature

7°C

Friday, 24 February 2017

Warnings)

Strong winds.

Wind)

W or NW backing S or SSW by evening, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 overnight.

State of sea)

Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough overnight.

Weather)

Mainly fair at first. Rain evening and overnight.

Visibility)

Good, becoming moderate or poor in rain.

Temperature

Min. air temperature 5°C and max. air temperature 10°C

Sea Temperature

7°C

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Warnings)

Strong winds / gales.

Wind)

S or SSW 6 or 7, increasing 7 to gale 8. Veering W or SW p.m., decreasing 5 or 6. Backing S or SW 5 or 6 overnight.

State of sea)

Moderate or rough, becoming mainly moderate later.

Weather)

Rain at times, clearing later p.m.

Visibility)

Good, becoming moderate or poor in rain.

Temperature

Min. air temperature 8°C and max. air temperature 11°C

Sea Temperature

7°C

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Warnings)

Strong winds.

Wind)

Mainly S or SW 5 or 6, increasing temporarily 6 or 7, then easing 4 or 5 overnight.

State of sea)

Moderate becoming moderate or rough for a time.

Weather)

Rain for a time p.m.

Visibility)

Good, becoming moderate or poor in rain.

Temperature

Min. air temperature 6°C and max. air temperature 10°C

Sea Temperature

7°C

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