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Storm warnings

All storm warnings currently in force

Issued: 0736 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

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

West Northern Section

Issued: 0800 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

At 220000UTC, low 63 north 05 west 963 expected 62 north 20 east with little change by 230000UTC. Winds will reach storm force 10 in the far east of Faeroes and the west of Norwegian Basin until 221200UTC. Low 63 north 36 west 985 expected 64 north 32 west 977 by same time. Winds will reach storm force 10 in the far north of West Northern Section and the west of Denmark Strait from 220900UTC.

Denmark Strait

Issued: 0800 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

At 220000UTC, low 63 north 05 west 963 expected 62 north 20 east with little change by 230000UTC. Winds will reach storm force 10 in the far east of Faeroes and the west of Norwegian Basin until 221200UTC. Low 63 north 36 west 985 expected 64 north 32 west 977 by same time. Winds will reach storm force 10 in the far north of West Northern Section and the west of Denmark Strait from 220900UTC.

North Iceland

Issued: 0800 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

At 220000UTC, low 63 north 05 west 963 expected 62 north 20 east with little change by 230000UTC. Winds will reach storm force 10 in the far east of Faeroes and the west of Norwegian Basin until 221200UTC. Low 63 north 36 west 985 expected 64 north 32 west 977 by same time. Winds will reach storm force 10 in the far north of West Northern Section and the west of Denmark Strait from 220900UTC.

Norwegian Basin

Issued: 0800 on Wed 22 Feb 2017

At 220000UTC, low 63 north 05 west 963 expected 62 north 20 east with little change by 230000UTC. Winds will reach storm force 10 in the far east of Faeroes and the west of Norwegian Basin until 221200UTC. Low 63 north 36 west 985 expected 64 north 32 west 977 by same time. Winds will reach storm force 10 in the far north of West Northern Section and the west of Denmark Strait from 220900UTC.

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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