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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 Friday 19 September 2014 at 0600 UTC

Gale Warnings in operation for sea area Fair Isle: Nil

General Situation: High over Scandinavia builds a ridge west over East Shetland Basin. This declines through Friday as low over Norwegian Sea pushes a trough east over Shetland Friday afternoon.

Forecast

Valid :
Friday 19 Sep 2014 at 0600 UTC until Friday 19 Sep 2014 at 1800 UTC
Wind :
Southerly 3 or 4, veering northwesterly later in west.
Sea state :
Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
Weather :
Mist or fog patches, rain later.
Visibility :
Moderate or good, but poor or very poor in mist or fog.

Outlook

Valid :
for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Friday 19 Sep until 0600 UTC on Saturday 20 Sep
Wind :
Southerly 3 or 4 at first in east, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4 backing southwesterly 4 or 5.
Sea state :
Slight, becoming moderate later in west.
Weather :
Rain or showers.
Visibility :
Moderate or good.

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