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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 Saturday 19 April 2014 at 0800 UTC

There are no storm warnings currently in force.

General synopsis

At 190000 UTC, low 66 north 31 west 984 expected 65 north 35 west 997 by 200000 UTC. Low 72 north 06 west 978 expected 72 north 12 west 1007 by same time. New low moving steadily northeast expected 48 north 50 west 999 by that time. at 190000 UTC, high 48 north 47 west 1036 expected 51 north 33 west 1027 by 200000 UTC. High 61 north 08 east 1028 expected 60 north 04 east 1024 by same time

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

From Saturday 19 April 2014 at 0800 UTC.

Sole

Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
Moderate, becoming rough later in west.
Showers.
Good.

Shannon

East becoming variable 3 or 4.
Moderate, becoming rough.
Occasional rain.
Good, occasionally moderate.

Rockall

Northerly 5 or 6 in northwest, otherwise variable 4.
Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in northwest.
Occasional rain.
Moderate or good.

Bailey

In southeast, northwesterly veering northeasterly 5 or 6. in northwest, westerly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4.
In southeast, rough or very rough. in northwest, very rough.
In southeast, occasional rain. in northwest, showers.
In southeast, moderate or good. in northwest, good.

Faeroes

Westerly veering northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4 later in far southeast.
Rough or very rough.
Occasional rain.
Moderate or good.

Southeast Iceland

Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in northwest.
Rough or very rough.
Wintry showers.
Mainly good.

East Northern Section

In north

Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
Very rough or high.
Wintry showers.
Good, occasionally poor in northwest.

In south

Southwesterly 5 to 7 in far northwest and northeasterly 5 or 6 in far southeast, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
High in far northwest at first, otherwise rough or very rough.
Wintry showers in far northwest, occasional rain in far southeast.
Good, occasionally moderate.

West Northern Section

In north

Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8 in northwest.
Very rough or high, becoming rough in northwest.
Squally snow showers.
Moderate or good, occasionally poor. Light or moderate icing in the far west.

In south

Southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
Very rough or high, becoming rough in southwest.
Wintry showers.
Good, occasionally poor.

East Central Section

Variable 3 or 4 in southeast and far northwest, otherwise northeasterly 5 to 7.
Rough or very rough in northwest, otherwise moderate or rough.
Showers in southeast, fair in far northwest, otherwise occasional rain.
Good, occasionally moderate.

West Central Section

In north

Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southeasterly 6 to gale 8 in west.
Rough or very rough.
Showers at first, rain later in west.
Good, becoming moderate later in west.

In south

Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 in west and later in east, then becoming southeasterly 6 to gale 8 later in west.
Rough or very rough.
Rain at first in east and later in west, otherwise showers.
Good, occasionally moderate.

Denmark Strait

Cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 near Iceland.
Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first near Iceland.
Occasional snow.
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor. Occasional light to moderate icing near ice edge, with temperatures ms03 to ms06.

North Iceland

Cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in far southwest.
Rough or very rough.
Snow at times in northwest, otherwise wintry showers.
Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but occasionally very poor in northwest. Light to moderate icing near ice edge, with temperatures ms04 to ms07.

Norwegian Basin

Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
Rough.
Occasional rain, becoming fair in far northwest and far southeast.
Moderate or good.

Outlook for following 24 hours

From 0800 UTC on Sun 20 Apr 2014.

Severe gales expected in West Northern Section and West Central Section. Gales also expected in East Northern Section, East Central Section, Denmark Strait and north Iceland.

 

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