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High seas forecast

The high seas forecast issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, on Sunday 27 July 2014 at 2000 UTC

There are no storm warnings currently in force.

General synopsis

At 271200 UTC, low 60 north 39 west 993 expected 63 north 24 west 994 by 281200 UTC. High 46 north 19 west 1027 expected 48 north 23 west 1030 by same time. New high expected 68 north 01 west 1017 by that time. Lows 58 north 06 west 1012 and 76 north 20 west 1010 both losing their identities. Low 38 north 31 west 1015 slow moving with little change

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

From Sunday 27 July 2014 at 2000 UTC.

Sole

In west, northerly 4 or 5. in east, northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
Slight or moderate.
Showers.
Good.

Shannon

West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
Slight or moderate.
Fair.
Good.

Rockall

In west, northwesterly backing southwesterly for a time, 4 or 5. in east, northwesterly 5 to 7 backing westerly 4 or 5.
In west, slight or moderate. in east, moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
In west, rain later. in east, showers.
In west, good, becoming moderate or poor. in east, good, occasionally poor.

Bailey

In east, northwesterly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6. in west, northwesterly 4 backing southwesterly 5 to 7.
In east, slight or moderate. in west, slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
In east, showers. in west, fair then rain.
In east, moderate or good. in west, good, becoming moderate or poor.

Faeroes

Northerly becoming variable then southerly 4, increasing 5 or 6 in west later.
Slight, becoming moderate or rough in west later.
Rain, fog patches.
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Southeast Iceland

Variable 4 becoming southerly 5 or 6.
Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
Fog patches, occasional rain.
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

East Northern Section

In far north

Southerly or southeasterly becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
Rough or very rough.
Rain or showers.
Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

In rest of area

Variable 4 in far east at first, otherwise southwesterly veering westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
Slight in east at first, otherwise moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
Rain or showers.
Moderate or good, occasionally poor in east at first.

West Northern Section

In north

Cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9 becoming northwesterly 5 to 7, then backing westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 except in far east.
Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time in south.
Rain or showers.
Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

In south

Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, but gale 8 or severe gale 9 in north until later, and mainly 4 or 5 in far south.
Rough or very rough, becoming moderate in west.
Rain or showers.
Moderate or good, occasionally poor, becoming moderate or poor in far southwest later.

East Central Section

Southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 in far north, otherwise variable 4.
Slight or moderate, becoming rough in far north.
Occasional rain or drizzle, mainly in north.
Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

West Central Section

Westerly 5 in far northeast at first, otherwise variable 4.
Slight or moderate in south, moderate or rough in north.
Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

Denmark Strait

Cyclonic becoming mainly northerly 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7, then becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 for a time in southwest later.
Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, but occasionally good in far north and far south.

North Iceland

Cyclonic 4 or 5, but becoming southeasterly 5 or 6 in far southeast, and northerly 5 to 7 in far west and northwest.
Slight or moderate.
Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

Norwegian Basin

Variable 4.
Slight.
Occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for following 24 hours

From 2000 UTC on Mon 28 Jul 2014.

Gales expected in Bailey, East Northern Section, West Northern Section, the northeast of Denmark Strait and the southwest of north Iceland.

 

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