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Extended Outlook

Extended outlook forecast

Issued: 1952 on Tue 02 Sep 2014 UTC

Issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Valid from 2000 on Thu 04 Sep 2014 UTC until 2000 on Sun 07 Sep 2014 UTC

Cullercoats

Area of low pressure, 1010, just northeast of the Faeroes on Thursday evening is expected to move away northeast into the Norwegian Sea during Friday. An area of high pressure, 1026, just west of Bailey at midday on Friday is expected to move east just north of Scotland 1028 by Saturday and remain there through Sunday. Area of low pressure 1005, just west of Fitzroy on Friday evening is expected to move slowly north and then away westwards during Saturday and Sunday with another shallow low developing in Biscay later on Sunday. Occasional strong winds are expected in Fair Isle, Viking and N Utsire on Thursday evening and early on Friday before easing later on Friday. Occasional strong northeast winds may affect areas in the North Sea during Saturday and Sunday. No other hazards are expected

Niton

Area of low pressure, 1010, just northeast of the Faeroes on Thursday evening is expected to move away northeast into the Norwegian Sea during Friday. An area of high pressure, 1026, just west of Bailey at midday on Friday is expected to move east just north of Scotland 1028 by Saturday and remain there through Sunday. Area of low pressure 1005, just west of Fitzroy on Friday evening is expected to move slowly north and then away westwards during Saturday and Sunday with another shallow low developing in Biscay later on Sunday. Occasional strong south to southeast winds are expected to develop in the west of Fitzroy and the west of Sole on Friday and Saturday before easing early on Sunday. Occasional strong easterly winds are expected to develop in Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea and Shannon during Saturday and Sunday. No other hazards are expected

Portpatrick

Area of low pressure, 1010, just northeast of the Faeroes on Thursday evening is expected to move away northeast into the Norwegian Sea during Friday. An area of high pressure, 1026, just west of Bailey at midday on Friday is expected to move east just north of Scotland 1028 by Saturday and remain there through Sunday. Area of low pressure 1005, just west of Fitzroy on Friday evening is expected to move slowly north and then away westwards during Saturday and Sunday with another shallow low developing in Biscay later on Sunday. Occasional strong winds are expected in Faeroes and Fair Isle on Thursday evening and early on Friday before easing later on Friday. Occasional strong easterly winds are expected to develop in Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea and Shannon during Saturday and Sunday. No other hazards are expected

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; Cullercoast, 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.

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