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60 nm Shetland Isles

Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

Issued: 1800 UTC on Tuesday 13 October 2015

The coastal areas forecast for up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland. Issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

General situation

High pressure over Scandinavia amplifies a ridge over the UK on Tuesday and Wednesday.


South or southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6. Moderate or rough, but slight at first in east. Mainly fair. Mainly good.


for 12 Hours from 0600 UTC on Wednesday 14 Oct until 1800 UTC on Wednesday 14 Oct South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. Rough but moderate in east, becoming very rough in far west later. Mainly fair. Mainly good.

Inshore waters overview

Forecasts for UK inshore waters are issued four times a day and cover a period of 24 hours from 0000, 0600, 1200 and 1800 UTC.

The coastal waters, up to 12 miles offshore, around the British Isles are divided into 19 areas.

The forecast contains details of forecast wind direction and force, weather, visibility and sea state.

Strong coastal winds (Strong Breeze force 6 or more) are displayed for the first 24 hours of the inshore waters forecast.

In the UK, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is responsible for the provision of Maritime Safety Information (MSI) to ships at sea, which includes the broadcast of warnings and forecasts. The Met Office initiates warnings and prepares routine forecasts for dissemination on behalf of the MCA.

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