Ben-my-Chree to leave early tonight

This evening's sailing to Heysham will depart earlier than originally scheduled because of the weather conditions.

The Steam Packet Company has announced that the Ben-my-Chree will leave Douglas at 7.15pm - 30 minutes earlier than usual.

Passengers are being asked to check in by 6.45pm.

Winds are expected to reach gale force eight for a time in the Irish Sea this evening.

The crossing to Douglas at 2.15am is expected to depart on schedule.