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Yellow Warning Weather warnings issued for the United Kingdom

60 nm Shetland Isles

Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

Issued: 1200 on Mon 28 Jul 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 briefly extends over Shetland with troughs moving across from the west from Tuesday morning.

Forecast

Variable 3 or less soon becoming west or southwest 3 or 4. Smooth or slight. Fog patches, mainly at first. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

Outlook

for 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Tuesday 29 Jul until 1200 UTC on Tuesday 29 Jul Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first. Slight becoming moderate in northwest. Mainly fair at first then outbreaks of rain. Moderate or good, soon becoming poor for a time.

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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