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yellow Warnings have been issued for the United Kingdom

Extended Outlook

2100 UTC Sunday 07 February to 2100 UTC Wednesday 10 February 2016
Issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 052106 UTC

Cullercoats

A deep area of low pressure, 960, centred just west of Rockall on Sunday evening will move quickly east and then northeast across Scotland to lie just east of the Shetlands 962 by midday on Monday, then it becomes slow-moving for a time later on Monday before moving slowly south into the North Sea on Tuesday and filling to 985, then moving away into Denmark on Wednesday. Later on Wednesday a new deep Atlantic low, 960, is expected to move east to lie just west of Rockall. Strong, mainly west to southwest winds or gales are expected to affect all areas on Sunday evening and Monday with severe gales likely at times in areas south of 56 north. Winds becoming mainly west to northwest on Tuesday and then slowly easing during Wednesday, but further strong southerly winds or gales reaching areas west of 1 west later on Wednesday

Niton

A deep area of low pressure, 960, centred just west of Rockall on Sunday evening will move quickly east and then northeast across Scotland to lie just east of the Shetlands 962 by midday on Monday, then it becomes slow-moving for a time later on Monday before moving slowly south into the North Sea on Tuesday and filling to 985, then moving away into Denmark on Wednesday. Later on Wednesday a new deep Atlantic low, 960, is expected to move east to lie just west of Rockall. Strong, mainly west to southwest winds or gales are expected to affect all areas on Sunday evening and Monday with severe gales likely at times in areas north of 46 north. Winds becoming mainly west to northwest on Tuesday and then slowly easing for a time early on Wednesday, but further strong south to southwest winds or gales spreading across most areas during Wednesday with severe gales likely in Shannon

Portpatrick

A deep area of low pressure, 960, centred just west of Rockall on Sunday evening will move quickly east and then northeast across Scotland to lie just east of the Shetlands 962 by midday on Monday, then it becomes slow-moving for a time later on Monday before moving slowly south into the North Sea on Tuesday and filling to 985, then moving away into Denmark on Wednesday. Later on Wednesday a new deep Atlantic low, 960, is expected to move east to lie just west of Rockall. Strong winds or gales are expected to affect all areas on Sunday evening and Monday with severe gales likely at times in most areas. Winds becoming mainly west to northwest on Tuesday and then easing for a time later on Tuesday and early on Wednesday, but further strong winds or gales spreading across most areas during Wednesday with severe gales likely in Shannon, Rockall and Bailey

Extended outlook overview

The extended outlooks are issued once a day, at 2300 GMT and cover the next 3 to 5 days.

For the extend outlooks the waters surrounding the British Isles are divided into three areas; Cullercoats, Portpatrick and Niton. These three areas reflect the coverage areas of the UK's Navtex transmitters, which overlap in some areas.

The extended outlook forecast contains details of the likelihood of gales or storms, a general synopsis and a general forecast for the area of coverage of each Navtex transmitter.

In the UK, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is responsible for the provision of Maritime Safety Information (MSI) to ships at sea, which includes the broadcast of warnings and forecasts. The Met Office initiates warnings and prepares routine forecasts for dissemination on behalf of the MCA.

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