At 7pm, low, 988mb 100 miles west of Cardiff, expected to move northeast with its associated fronts crossing the Channel this evening. Deep low, mid-Atlantic, expected to move northeast to be over Ireland Saturday morning.
Forecast from 1am Friday to 1am Saturday.
Weather: Isolated showers until morning. Rain spreading in from the west late afternoon, perhaps heavy at times.
Wind: Southwest to west 7 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 mid-Channel, with gusts to 55kt, gradually decreasing to be 4 to 6 by noon, backing south in the afternoon, increasing 6 to 7 by evening, perhaps gale 8 at times, veering southwest by Saturday.
Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally poor, becoming poor by evening.
Sea state: Rough to very rough, decreasing rather rough to rough by noon.
Sea swell: Confused with total waves 10 to 18 feet, decreasing 8 to 10 feet.
Sea temperature: 16
Outlook from 1am Saturday to 1am Sunday.
Weather: Any rain soon clearing, then scattered squally showers developing.
Wind: Southwesterly 5 to 6, perhaps occasionally 7, increasing 7 to gale 8 by dawn, locally severe gale 9 with gusts to 60kt, veering westerly in the afternoon.
Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally poor.
Sea state: Rather rough to rough, increasing very rough to high through the morning.