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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 Wednesday 23 July 2014 at 2000 UTC

There are no storm warnings currently in force.

General synopsis

At 231200 UTC, low 81 north 20 west 998 expected 79 north 14 east 1002 by 241200 UTC. Low 43 north 42 west 1005 expected 42 north 34 west 1000 by same time. Low 59 north 30 west 1007 expected 63 north 34 west 1009 by that time. at 231200 UTC, high 64 north 45 west 1016 slow moving intensifying 1017 by 241200 UTC. High 62 north 01 east 1029 expected 67 north 08 east 1027 by same time

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

From Wednesday 23 July 2014 at 2000 UTC.

Sole

Northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
Moderate.
Rain or showers.
Moderate or good.

Shannon

Variable becoming mainly north later, 3 or 4.
Moderate, occasionally slight.
Occasional rain.
Good, occasionally poor.

Rockall

Variable becoming mainly north later, 3 or 4.
Moderate, occasionally slight.
Occasional rain.
Good, occasionally poor.

Bailey

Southeast becoming variable, 3 or 4.
Moderate becoming slight.
Occasional rain with fog patches.
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Faeroes

Southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later.
Slight or moderate.
Fog patches, occasional rain.
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Southeast Iceland

Southeasterly backing southwesterly later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
Slight or moderate.
Fog patches, occasional rain.
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

East Northern Section

In north

Southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in far north, backing southerly 4 or 5.
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Rain or showers.
Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

In south

Southerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
Slight or moderate.
Showers.
Moderate or good.

West Northern Section

In north

Cyclonic, mainly northerly in west, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
Slight or moderate.
Occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

In south

Southerly or southwesterly becoming variable at times, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
Slight or moderate.
Occasional rain or showers, fog patches in far west.
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in far west.

East Central Section

In north

Southwesterly backing southeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
Moderate, becoming slight later.
Occasional rain later in west, otherwise mainly fair.
Good, occasionally moderate later in west.

In south

Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 5 to 7 in west.
Moderate, becoming rough later in west.
Rain later in west.
Good, becoming moderate or poor later in west.

West Central Section

In north

Southerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
Slight or moderate.
Showers, fog patches.
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

In south

Variable 3 or 4 at first in north, otherwise cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south and east.
Moderate or rough.
Occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
Mainly good at first in east, otherwise moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

Denmark Strait

In south

Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5 for a time in west.
Slight or moderate.
Occasional rain or drizzle with extensive fog.
Poor or very poor, occasionally moderate.

In north

Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
Occasional rain with fog banks.
Poor or very poor, occasionally moderate, becoming mainly good at times in far north.

North Iceland

In north

Southwesterly 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or less later in northwest.
Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
Occasional rain or drizzle with fog banks.
Mainly good at first in northeast, otherwise poor or very poor, occasionally moderate.

In south

Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 later in southwest.
Slight or moderate.
Occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Norwegian Basin

Variable, mainly southerly in west and northeasterly in east, 3 or 4.
Slight.
Occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches.
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Outlook for following 24 hours

From 2000 UTC on Thu 24 Jul 2014.

No gales expected.

 

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