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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: 1025 UTC on Thu 23 Oct 2014

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Forecast valid from 1200 UTC on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

General Situation

Icelandic low will maintain the southwesterly flow. Associated troughs will affect Shetland Waters during the period.

Forecast

Valid Thursday 23 Oct 2014 at 1200 UTC until Friday 24 Oct 2014 at 0000 UTC
Wind Southwest 5 to 7.
Sea state Rough or very rough, but moderate in shelter east.
Weather Occasional showers.
Visibility Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook

Valid for 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Friday 24 Oct until 1200 UTC on Friday 24 Oct
Wind Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
Sea state Rough or very rough, but moderate in shelter east.
Weather Occasional showers.
Visibility Good, occasionally moderate.


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