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High Seas forecast

Issued at 0800 UTC on Saturday 25 June 2016
by the Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom
for the period 0800 UTC Saturday 25 June until 0800 UTC Sunday 26 June 2016

General synopsis

At 250000UTC, low 56 north 02 west 1015 expected 56 north 04 east 1014 by 260000UTC. Low 72 north 24 west 1001 losing its identity by same time. New low expected 63 north 35 west 993 by that time. at 250000UTC, high 43 north 34 west 1038 expected 43 north 32 west 1037 by 260000UTC. New high expected 67 north 11 east 1021 by same time

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole

Northwesterly 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

Shannon

Northwesterly backing westerly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later in west. Slight or moderate. Rain at times, fog patches developing. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

Rockall

Northwesterly backing westerly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later in west. Slight or moderate. Rain at times, fog patches developing. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

Bailey

South or southwest 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Faeroes

Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 5 or 6 later in west. Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in west. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Southeast Iceland

Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in northwest, decreasing 4 later in west. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

East Northern Section

Southerly or southwesterly, backing southeasterly later in far north, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in south. Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in southwest. Rain or showers, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

West Northern Section

In north

Southerly becoming variable, 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later. Fog banks, outbreaks of rain. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

In south

Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south, veering westerly 5 to 7 later, occasionally gale 8 later in northwest. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough at times later. Occasional rain, fog banks, becoming mainly fair later. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming mainly good later.

East Central Section

Northwesterly in southeast, otherwise westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in northwest. Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in northwest. Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches in north. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

West Central Section

Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 later in central areas. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in far southeast. Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches, becoming mainly fair later in northwest. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Denmark Strait

Southwesterly becoming variable, 3 or 4 becoming northeasterly 5 or 6 later, increasing 7 at times later in southwest. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in far southwest. Extensive fog becoming fog patches later, occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

North Iceland

In north

Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

In southeast

Southerly 5 or 6. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first. Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

In southwest

Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6 later. Slight, occasionally moderate. Rain or drizzle, fog banks.

Norwegian Basin

In northwest

Variable becoming southerly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times later. Slight, occasionally moderate. Mainly fair. Good.

In southeast

Northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 at times later. Slight, occasionally moderate. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for following 24 hours

Gales expected in East Northern Section and West Northern Section.

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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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