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Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

The coastal areas forecast for up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland. Issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Valid from Monday 01 September 2014 at 1800 UTC

Gale Warnings in operation for sea area Fair Isle: Nil

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

Forecast

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.

Outlook

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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