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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 Friday 29 August 2014 at 2000 UTC

There are storm warnings in West Central Section.

General synopsis

At 291200 UTC, hurricane cristobal, 44 north 48 west moving northeastwards and becoming extra-tropical, expected 51 north 37 west 970 by 301200 UTC. Low 60 north 41 west 982 expected 61 north 38 west 992 by same time. Low 57 north 06 west 995 expected 59 north 01 west 1003 by that time. at 291200 UTC, high 70 north 02 east 1020 expected 70 north 10 east 1021 by 301200 UTC. High 45 north 13 west 1022, slow moving with little change by same time

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

From Friday 29 August 2014 at 2000 UTC.

Sole

West 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
Rough becoming moderate.
Occasional drizzle.
Good, occasionally moderate.

Shannon

West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
Moderate or rough.
Showers.
Good.

Rockall

West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
Moderate or rough.
Showers.
Good.

Bailey

Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
Moderate or rough.
Showers.
Good.

Faeroes

Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
Moderate or rough.
Rain or showers, fog patches.
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Southeast Iceland

Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
Moderate or rough.
Rain or showers, fog patches.
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

East Northern Section

In north

Easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6 at first near Iceland, otherwise variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9 later in southwest.
Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in southwest.
Occasional rain or showers, mainly later in west.
Good, occasionally moderate.

Variable 4 at first in northeast, otherwise westerly or northwesterly, backing southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in north.
Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later in west.
Mainly fair, then occasional rain.
Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

West Northern Section

In northwest

Cyclonic, mainly southerly, backing easterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
Rain or showers.
Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in east.

In southeast

Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
Rough or very rough.
Showers then rain.
Good, becoming moderate or poor.

East Central Section

In northwest

Southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high later.
Occasional rain or drizzle.
Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

In northeast

Northwesterly backing southerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time, increasing 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
Rough becoming moderate or rough.
Occasional rain or drizzle.
Moderate or good.

In south

Variable 4 at first in southeast, otherwise southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in west and north.
Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later in northwest.
Occasional rain or drizzle, mainly in west.
Moderate or good, occasionally poor in west.

West Central Section

In southwest

Southerly veering westerly, but becoming cyclonic for a time in northwest, gale 8 to storm 10, increasing violent storm 11 or hurricane force 12 for a time in north.
Moderate becoming very rough or high.
Rain, becoming mainly fair later.
Moderate or poor, becoming very poor for a time in north, becoming good at times later.

In southeast

Southeasterly 5 or 6, veering southerly then southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 in north.
Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high later.
Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming mainly fair later.
Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

In north

Cyclonic, mainly southerly or southeasterly at first, 5 or 6, increasing gale 8 to storm 10, and violent storm 11 or hurricane force 12 for a time in southwest.
Moderate for a time in southeast, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high later.
Rain.
Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor for a time in southwest.

Denmark Strait

In far southwest

Northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
Very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
Occasional rain.
Moderate or poor.

In southeast

Variable 3 or 4, moderate or rough.
Occasional rain, fog patches.
Moderate, occasionally very poor.

In area north of 70 north

Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 4 or 5.
Slight or moderate.
Occasional rain or drizzle, fog banks.
Poor or very poor.

In rest of area

Northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first near greenland coast.
Occasional rain, fog banks.
Poor or very poor.

North Iceland

In north

Southerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
Slight.
Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches, becoming extensive fog in west.
Poor or very poor, occasionally moderate in east.

In south

Easterly veering southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
Moderate, occasionally rough in far south.
Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Norwegian Basin

Mainly easterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in far south and in far northeast, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in far west.
Occasional rain in far south, otherwise mainly fair.
Good, occasionally moderate in south.

Outlook for following 24 hours

From 2000 UTC on Sat 30 Aug 2014.

Storms expected in East Northern Section and West Northern Section with severe gales in Bailey, Southeast Iceland, East Central Section, West Central Section and Denmark Strait. Gales expected in Rockall, Faeroes and north Iceland.

 

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