Complex low near Iceland slowly tracks east, extending fronts over Shetland waters. Low should be north of Shetland by Wednesday afternoon.
West backing southwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later. Rough or very rough but moderate close to lee of east shetland. Outbreaks of rain. Moderate or good.
for 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Wednesday 28 Jan until 1200 UTC on Wednesday 28 Jan Southwest 6 to gale 8 veering west 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later in northeast and perhaps gale 8 in west. Rough or very rough but moderate close to lee of east shetland. Outbreaks of rain, soon squally showers, perhaps thundery at times later. Moderate or good.
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