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60 nm Shetland Isles

Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

Issued: 1800 on Mon 24 Nov 2014 UTC

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

Ridge of high pressure over Shetland declines as frontal trough moves east over Shetland Monday evening. Fresh to strong westerly flow to follow.

Forecast

West 4, backing southwest 6 for a time. veering west 7, then decreasing 5 or 6 later. Slight to moderate. rough in the west soon. Isolated showers. Mainly good.

Outlook

for 12 Hours from 0600 UTC on Tuesday 25 Nov until 1800 UTC on Tuesday 25 Nov West 5 or 6, backing southwest 4. Moderate or rough. Isolated showers. 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.

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