Low southwest of Iceland moves northeast to north of Faroe, extending various frontal troughs over Shetland during Tuesday.
Southerly 6 at first in northeast otherwise southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 for a time. Moderate, occasionally slight close to lee of east Shetland at first, becoming rough in west. Outbreaks of rain becoming patchy. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
for 12 Hours from 1200 UTC on Tuesday 30 Aug until 0000 UTC on Wednesday 31 Aug Southwesterly backing southerly, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time in south and east. Moderate or rough. Few patches of rain, increasing later in west. Good, occasionally moderate, perhaps poor at times later.
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