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High Seas forecast

Issued at 2000 UTC on Sunday 30 August 2015
by the Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom
for the period 2000 UTC Sunday 30 August until 2000 UTC on Monday 31 August 2015

General synopsis

At 301200UTC, high 60 north 27 west 1024 expected 57 north 18 west 1027 by 311200UTC. Low 61 north 05 west 1010 expected 60 north 00 west 1015 by same time. High 43 north 27 west 1024 dissipating

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole

Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.

Shannon

Northwesterly 3 or 4, veering northerly 4 or 5. Moderate. Showers. Good.

Rockall

In south, northwesterly 3 or 4, veering northerly 4 or 5. in north, northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5. In south, moderate. in north, moderate. In south, showers. in north, showers. In south, good. in north, good.

Bailey

Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5. Moderate. Showers. Good.

Faeroes

Northerly 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 in west. Moderate, occasionally rough at first. Showers. Good.

Southeast Iceland

Variable 4, but northerly 5 for a time in east. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.

East Northern Section

In north

Westerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly later in far west, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.

In south

Northeasterly 3 or 4 at first in southeast, otherwise variable 3 or less. Slight or moderate. Showers. Good.

West Northern Section

In northeast

Westerly or southwesterly backing southerly, 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

In northwest

Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in far west. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain, fog patches in far northwest. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor in far northwest.

In southwest

Southeasterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Moderate, occasionally slight later. Rain or showers, fog patches. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

In southeast

Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Showers, rain later. Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

East Central Section

Northerly 4 or 5 for a time in far southeast, otherwise variable 3 or less. Moderate, occasionally slight later in far north. Occasional rain. Moderate or good.

West Central Section

In east

Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5. Moderate. Fair, then rain later. Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

In west

Southerly or southeasterly, becoming cyclonic in south, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times. Moderate, occasionally slight later in north. Rain or showers, fog banks. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

Denmark Strait

In an area north of 70 north

Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly then cyclonic later, 3 or 4. Slight. Fair, then occasional rain or snow with fog patches later. Good, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later.

In an area south of 70 north

Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain, fog banks. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

North Iceland

In west

Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 later in south. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain with snow in north, fog patches. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

In east

Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in far north and far south, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Moderate, occasionally rough at first. Mainly fair. Moderate or good.

Norwegian Basin

In west

cyclonic becoming northerly or northeasterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate. Showers. Moderate or good.

In east

Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5 later. Moderate. Showers. Moderate or good.

Outlook for following 24 hours

No gales expected.

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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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