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60 nm Shetland Isles

Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

Issued: 0600 on Sun 31 Aug 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

A depression over the northern North Sea will move into Denmark on Sunday while a deep depression moves northeast towards Iceland.

Forecast

East 3 veering southeast 4 or 5. Slight or moderate. Fair. Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Outlook

for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Sunday 31 Aug until 0600 UTC on Monday 01 Sep Southeast veering southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time. Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in north and west. Rain at times. Moderate or 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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