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High Seas forecast

High seas forecasts for the next 24 hours

Issued: 2000 on Wed 01 Jul 2015 UTC

The high seas forecast, issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

General synopsis

At 011200UTC, low 58 north 26 west 993 expected 56 north 29 west 994 by 021200UTC. Low 49 north 49 west 1011 expected 45 north 23 west 1002 by same time

Sole

Cyclonic becoming southwesterly 4 or 5. Moderate. Thundery showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Shannon

South 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first. Moderate. Showers. Good, occasionally poor at first.

Rockall

South 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first. Moderate, becoming slight later in northeast. Showers. Good, occasionally poor at first.

Bailey

Southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in southwest. Slight or moderate. Showers, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Faeroes

Variable or cyclonic 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate. Thundery showers, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Southeast Iceland

Variable or cyclonic 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate. Showers, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

East Northern Section

In north

Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, but 6 at first in far northwest. Rough at first in west, otherwise moderate. Rain or showers, fog patches except in far north. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor except in far north.

In south

Cyclonic becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west. Moderate, occasionally rough at first in west. Rain in far southwest, otherwise showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor in far southwest.

West Northern Section

Cyclonic in far southeast, otherwise northerly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north. Rough or very rough at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough. Rain or showers, but mainly fair in far northwest. Moderate or good, occasionally poor in east.

East Central Section

Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later in southeast, occasionally gale 8 later in far southeast. Moderate, becoming rough later in far southeast. Showers, then rain later in southeast. Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in southeast.

West Central Section

Cyclonic at first in south, otherwise westerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north. Moderate in south, moderate or rough in north. Rain or showers, but becoming mainly fair in west. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in far south.

Denmark Strait

In area south of 69 north

Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in south, decreasing 4 at times in north. Moderate or rough at first in south, otherwise slight or moderate. Occasional rain in far southeast, fog banks within 100 miles of greenland coast. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor within 100 miles of greenland coast.

In area north of 69 north

Variable 3 or 4. Slight. Fog patches, mainly in south. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

North Iceland

In area north of 72 north

Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in east. Slight in west, slight or moderate in east. Fog patches, mainly later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

In area between 66 north and 72 north

Northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Slight or moderate. Fair at first in west, otherwise rain at times with fog banks. Good at first in west, otherwise moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

In area south of 66 north

Variable or cyclonic 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Moderate. Rain or thundery showers, fog banks. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Norwegian Basin

In west

Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, veering southwesterly 3 or 4 later. Moderate, occasionally rough in south. Rain or thundery showers, fog banks. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

In central areas

Southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time in south. Moderate or rough. Thundery showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

In east

Southwesterly, becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Moderate, becoming slight or moderate later. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for following 24 hours

From Thu 02 Jul 2015

Gales expected in Sole, Shannon, Rockall and East Central Section.

Unscheduled storm warnings are broadcast via Safetynet and in bulletin WONT54 EGRR available via some internet and ftpmail outlets

High Seas overview

High seas forecasts are issued twice daily at 0930 and 2130 GMT and cover the next 24 hours and outlooks for the following 24 hours.

The part of the North Atlantic known as Metarea I is divided into twelve sea areas, six of which are also in the Shipping forecast.

The high seas forecast contains a general synopsis and sea-area forecasts containg forecast wind direction and force, weather and visibility for the next 24 hours with an outlook for the following 24 hours.

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