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Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

Gale warnings for sea area Fair Isle

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Updated: 1623 UTC on Mon 01 Sep 2014

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Forecast valid from 1800 UTC on Mon 01 Sep 2014

General Situation

Slow moving low north of Iceland extends troughs towards Shetland while high pressure builds to the south by Tuesday.


Valid Monday 01 Sep 2014 at 1800 UTC until Tuesday 02 Sep 2014 at 0600 UTC
Wind Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north and west.
Sea state Moderate or rough, but very rough at first in west.
Weather Occasional rain or showers.
Visibility Good, perhaps moderate at times.


Valid for 12 Hours from 0600 UTC on Tuesday 02 Sep until 1800 UTC on Tuesday 02 Sep
Wind Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north and west, backing southerly 4 later in southwest.
Sea state Moderate or rough, becoming slight in lee of east Shetland.
Weather Occasional rain at first.
Visibility Good, occasionally moderate at first.

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