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Storm warnings

All storm warnings currently in force

Issued: 1947 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

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

East Northern Section

Issued: 2000 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

At 241200UTC, low 64 north 32 west 983 expected 62 north 35 west 975 by 251200UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 between 70 and 150 miles of the centre in the western quadrant between 250300UTC and 251200UTC. New low, moving rapidly eastwards, expected 62 north 19 west 966 by same time. Westerly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the south of East Northern Section after 250300UTC and in the south of West Northern Section until 251200UTC.

West Northern Section

Issued: 2000 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

At 241200UTC, low 64 north 32 west 983 expected 62 north 35 west 975 by 251200UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 between 70 and 150 miles of the centre in the western quadrant between 250300UTC and 251200UTC. New low, moving rapidly eastwards, expected 62 north 19 west 966 by same time. Westerly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the south of East Northern Section after 250300UTC and in the south of West Northern Section until 251200UTC.

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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