Severe gales forecast for Irish Sea
16th April, 2013
Gale warnings - Issued: 0328 UTC Wed 17 Apr
Southerly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon, veering southwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later
Shipping Forecast - Issued: 0405 UTC Wed 17 Apr
Wind South veering west or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 for a time.Sea StateRough or very rough.
Weather Occasional rain.
Visibility Moderate or poor.
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company advise that fastcraft Mannanan sailings may be affected and have issued the following statement re Douglas to Liverpool 15.00 sailings this afternoon 17.04.13
"Due to the forecasted adverse weather, this sailing is subject to Probable Disruption/Cancellation. To give this sailing every opportunity to take place, a final decision will be made by the Master by 12:00hrs"