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Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

Gale warnings for sea area Fair Isle

• Gale warnings have been issued for sea area Fair Isle
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Updated: 1010 UTC on Fri 24 Oct 2014

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Forecast valid from 1200 UTC on Fri 24 Oct 2014

Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

General Situation

A complex area of low pressure close to Iceland will maintain a southwesterly airstream over Shetland and the surrounding waters.


Valid Friday 24 Oct 2014 at 1200 UTC until Saturday 25 Oct 2014 at 0000 UTC
Wind Southwest 5 to 7.
Sea state Rough or very rough, but moderate in shelter east at first.
Weather Showers.
Visibility Moderate or good.


Valid for 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Saturday 25 Oct until 1200 UTC on Saturday 25 Oct
Wind Southwest backing south for a time, 6 to gale force 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
Sea state Rough or very rough.
Weather Showers.
Visibility Moderate or good.

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