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60 nm Shetland Isles

Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

Issued: 1800 UTC on Saturday 10 December 2016

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 strong southwesterly airflow will veer westerly, then decrease later

Forecast

Southwest 5 to 7 Moderate or rough in east, otherwise very rough, becoming high at times in far west. Rain or showers. Moderate or good

Outlook

for 12 Hours from 0600 UTC on Sunday 11 Dec until 1800 UTC on Sunday 11 Dec Southwest veering west 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then variable 3 or 4 later Moderate or rough in east, otherwise very rough, occasionally high at first in far west Rain or showers. 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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