A ridge of high pressure will affect the Shetland Waters this afternoon, however this will be followed by a strengthening south to southeasterly airflow overnight as active frontal systems move eastwards.
Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in west. Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough. Snow showers, rain later. Good, occasionally poor, becoming moderate or poor later.
for 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Saturday 25 Feb until 1200 UTC on Saturday 25 Feb Southerly or southeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, veering southerly, then westerly later in west, 6 to gale 8. Rough or very rough. Rain then showers. Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.
Inshore waters overview
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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.
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