Gale warning cancels Isle of Man ferry sailings to UK
Gale force winds forecast for the Irish Sea have forced the cancellation of ferries from Isle of Man to the UK.
The Isle of Man Met Office has predicted winds could reach gale force nine overnight reaching 50mph (80km/h).
The Steam Packet Company has cancelled the evening sailing between Douglas and Heysham at 19:45 (GMT) on Tuesday.
A spokesman said three services between Douglas and Heysham, scheduled for 10 December, have also been cancelled because of the weather.
They include the 02:15 GMT from Heysham to Douglas, the 08:45 return journey to Heysham and the 14:15 sailing from the Isle of Man.
A decision about the 19:45 service between Douglas and Heysham on Wednesday is expected to be made a few hours before the scheduled sailing time.
Passengers are advised to contact the Steam Packet Company for more information.