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Extended Outlook Forecast

1800 UTC Thu 17 Apr until 1800 UTC Sun 20 Apr

Issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, at 152300 UTC

Portpatrick

Through the forecast period low pressure systems will move through the Denmark Straight to the north of Iceland. Meanwhile a ridge of high pressure extends from the mid Atlantic towards the western British Isles and Bay of Biscay. For much of the period a fairly slack pressure pattern will affect southern parts of the area. However early next week an area of low pressure looks likely to develop over the low countries, then drift westwards towards the British Isles. The strongest winds of the period are expected in Bailey and South East Iceland during Thursday evening when they could get close to gale force. Strong winds will continue to affect the north west of the area for time. It is not until late in the period when the risk of strong winds shifts to parts of the Irish Sea as the low mentioned earlier moves into the British Isles

Cullercoats

On Thursday evening an area of low pressure, around 995, is expected to lie over southern Scandinavia. Meanwhile a ridge of high pressure extends from the mid Atlantic towards the western British Isles and Bay of Biscay. Through the early part of the forecast period the low over Scandinavia will drift slowly south and fill, allowing a fairly slack pressure pattern to cover much of north west Europe for a time. However early next week a further area of low pressure looks likely to develop over the low countries, then drift westwards towards the British Isles. For Cullercoats strong winds are likely to affect much of the North Sea at the start of the period. These will ease by Saturday morning. Quiet conditions should then prevail until late in the period when strong winds will return to southern parts of the North Sea in particular

Niton

On Thursday evening an area of low pressure, around 995, is expected to lie over southern Scandinavia. Meanwhile a ridge of high pressure extends from the mid Atlantic towards the western British Isles and Bay of Biscay. Through the early part of the forecast period the low over Scandinavia will drift slowly south and fill, allowing a fairly slack pressure pattern to cover much of north west Europe for a time. However early next week a further area of low pressure looks likely to develop over the low countries, then drift westwards towards the British Isles. For Niton area this set up means there will be little in the way of strong winds through most of the forecast period. However early on strong easterly winds could affect parts of Fitzroy sea area, these falling light by the end of Friday


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