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Storm warnings

All storm warnings currently in force

Issued: 0802 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Storm warnings, issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Rockall

Issued: 0800 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

At 210000UTC, low 57 north 08 west 981 expected 56 north 06 east 992 by 220000UTC. Northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in Rockall and Bailey until 211000UTC and in Faeroes until 211300UTC. Low 68 north 12 west 969 expected 70 north 11 west 983 by same time. Northerly or northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in the far east of Denmark Strait until 211200UTC and in the west of sea area north Iceland until 211900UTC.

Bailey

Issued: 0800 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

At 210000UTC, low 57 north 08 west 981 expected 56 north 06 east 992 by 220000UTC. Northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in Rockall and Bailey until 211000UTC and in Faeroes until 211300UTC. Low 68 north 12 west 969 expected 70 north 11 west 983 by same time. Northerly or northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in the far east of Denmark Strait until 211200UTC and in the west of sea area north Iceland until 211900UTC.

Faeroes

Issued: 0800 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

At 210000UTC, low 57 north 08 west 981 expected 56 north 06 east 992 by 220000UTC. Northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in Rockall and Bailey until 211000UTC and in Faeroes until 211300UTC. Low 68 north 12 west 969 expected 70 north 11 west 983 by same time. Northerly or northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in the far east of Denmark Strait until 211200UTC and in the west of sea area north Iceland until 211900UTC.

Denmark Strait

Issued: 0800 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

At 210000UTC, low 57 north 08 west 981 expected 56 north 06 east 992 by 220000UTC. Northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in Rockall and Bailey until 211000UTC and in Faeroes until 211300UTC. Low 68 north 12 west 969 expected 70 north 11 west 983 by same time. Northerly or northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in the far east of Denmark Strait until 211200UTC and in the west of sea area north Iceland until 211900UTC.

North Iceland

Issued: 0800 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

At 210000UTC, low 57 north 08 west 981 expected 56 north 06 east 992 by 220000UTC. Northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in Rockall and Bailey until 211000UTC and in Faeroes until 211300UTC. Low 68 north 12 west 969 expected 70 north 11 west 983 by same time. Northerly or northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in the far east of Denmark Strait until 211200UTC and in the west of sea area north Iceland until 211900UTC.

High Seas overview

High seas forecasts are issued twice daily at 0930 and 2130 GMT and cover the next 24 hours and outlooks for the following 24 hours.

The part of the North Atlantic known as Metarea I is divided into twelve sea areas, six of which are also in the Shipping forecast.

The high seas forecast contains a general synopsis and sea-area forecasts containg forecast wind direction and force, weather and visibility for the next 24 hours with an outlook for the following 24 hours.

In the UK, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is responsible for the provision of Maritime Safety Information (MSI) to ships at sea, which includes the broadcast of warnings and forecasts. The Met Office initiates warnings and prepares routine forecasts for dissemination on behalf of the MCA.

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