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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: 0440 UTC on Fri 31 Oct 2014

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Forecast valid from 0600 UTC on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Easterly gale force 8 expected later

General Situation

Atlantic low to the south of Iceland brings weather fronts and a strong east, then south to southeasterly, flow to Shetland waters.

Forecast

Valid Friday 31 Oct 2014 at 0600 UTC until Friday 31 Oct 2014 at 1800 UTC
Wind East 7 or gale 8 in the north at first, otherwise southeast 5 to 7.
Sea state Moderate or rough.
Weather Occasional rain.
Visibility Moderate or poor, becoming moderate or good.

Outlook

Valid for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Friday 31 Oct until 0600 UTC on Saturday 01 Nov
Wind South or southeast 7, veering southwest 5 to 7.
Sea state Moderate or rough.
Weather Occasional rain.
Visibility Moderate or good.


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