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60 nm Shetland Isles

Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

Issued: 1200 on Wed 01 Jul 2015 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

High over the Baltic and low to west of UK, bringing a warm, strengthening southerly airflow across the area.

Forecast

Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first in northwest. Moderate or rough. Occasional showers, perhaps heavy later with a risk of thunder. Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

Outlook

for 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Thursday 02 Jul until 1200 UTC on Thursday 02 Jul Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later in west. Moderate or rough. Showers, perhaps heavy and thundery at times. Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

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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