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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: 0900 UTC on Sat 19 Apr 2014

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Forecast valid from 1200 UTC on Sat 19 Apr 2014

General Situation

Slow moving frontal trough lying over Shetland Waters gradually weakens as high pressure over Scandinavia extends ridge into Shetland Basin.


Valid Saturday 19 Apr 2014 at 1200 UTC until Sunday 20 Apr 2014 at 0000 UTC
Wind South 4 or 5.
Sea state Moderate or rough.
Weather Rain.
Visibility Moderate or good.


Valid for 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Sunday 20 Apr until 1200 UTC on Sunday 20 Apr
Wind Southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
Sea state Moderate or rough.
Weather Fair.
Visibility Good.

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