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High Seas forecast

Issued at 0800 UTC on Saturday 29 August 2015
by the Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom
for the period 0800 UTC Saturday 29 August until 0800 UTC on Sunday 30 August 2015

General synopsis

At 290000UTC, low 59 north 12 west 995 expected 59 north 08 west 1005 by 300000UTC. Low 68 north 10 east 988 expected 71 north 10 east 993 by same time. Low 41 north 19 west 1011 expected 39 north 16 west 1011 by that time. at 290000UTC, high 43 north 39 west 1023 expected 46 north 30 west 1023 by 300000UTC.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole

Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4, then becoming northeasterly 4 or 5 in east. Slight or moderate. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Shannon

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

Rockall

West or southwest 5 or 6. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Mainly good.

Bailey

Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming north 5 or 6 later. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Faeroes

Southwesterly, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west later. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Southeast Iceland

Northeasterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

East Northern Section

In northwest

Northerly, backing westerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later. Occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

In northeast

Northeasterly, 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

In south

Northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

West Northern Section

In northeast

Northerly backing southwesterly, 4 or 5. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first. Occasional rain later. Good, occasionally moderate later.

In southeast

Northerly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first. Mainly fair. Good.

In west

Southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Moderate or rough. Occasional showers, rain later. Good, occasionally moderate.

East Central Section

Northwesterly 3 or 4. Moderate, occasionally rough at first in northwest. Occasional rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

West Central Section

In east

Northwesterly, becoming variable later, 3 or 4. Moderate, but rough at first in north. Occasional rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

In west

Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 later. Moderate, but rough at first in north. Occasional rain or showers. Good, occasionally poor later.

Denmark Strait

In area north of 70 north

Variable 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Mainly good.

In far southeast

Northeasterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time, then becoming southwesterly 4 or 5 later. Rough, becoming moderate. Occasional rain. Good, occasionally moderate.

In rest of area

Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or less near greenland coast. Slight or moderate. Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches developing. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

North Iceland

In east

Northerly 5 or 6. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

In west

Northerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Moderate, but rough at first in southeast. Occasional rain or drizzle. Good, occasionally moderate.

Norwegian Basin

In east

Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6. Moderate, occasionally rough at first in northeast. Occasional rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

In west

Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5 later in northwest. Moderate, becoming rough later in west. Occasional rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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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