There are warnings of gales in all UK coastal waters.
The General Synopsis;
New lows in Rockall and Cameron deepening rapidly, expected Osborne by 0700 tomorrow.
Lows in FitzRoy, Clegg, Cable and Shires, losing their identities by May 2012.
Lows in Fair Isle, Miliband and Balls.
Viking, Brownhills, North Utsire, South Utsire
Southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Moderate or good. Occasional rain. Moderate.
Forties, Aldridge, Cromarty, Forth
Veering west 5 or 6. Moderate. Rain. Poor.
Tyne, Dogger, Fisher, Streetly, Merkel, German Bight
Easterly gale 8. Moderate. Showers. Hopeless.
Humber, Thames, Dover, Pheasey
Westerly gale 10 imminent. Rough or very rough. Thundery showers. Good.
Wight, Portland, Plymouth, Delves
South to south east 2 or 3. Moderate. Fog patches. Undecided.
Biscay, Trafalgar, FitzRoy, Darlaston
South east 3 or 4. Moderate. Rain. Doomed.
Sole, Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea, Willenhall North.
Wind of change. Man the lifeboats. Chucking it down. Help.
Shannon, Rockall, Malin, Short Heath
Gale force 9. Tuition fees. Cats and dogs. Good.
Hebrides, Bailey, Bloxwich, Fair Isle
Flatulence. Calm. Drizzle. Poor.
Faeroes, Leamore, South east Iceland
Still. Apathetic, Mist. By election.
That was the shipping forecast, issued by the Plastic Hippo on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency at 00-01 GMT, Sunday 20 November 2011.