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60 nm Shetland Isles

Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

Issued: 0600 on Mon 21 Apr 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 will persist over Shetland waters.

Forecast

Variable 3 becoming northeast 4 or 5. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in southwest at first. Fog patches at first. Good, occasionally very poor at first.

Outlook

for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Monday 21 Apr until 0600 UTC on Tuesday 22 Apr Northeast 4 or 5 increasing 6 later. Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northeast later. Fair. 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.

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