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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 Thursday 30 October 2014 at 1200 UTC

Gale Warnings in operation for sea area Fair Isle: Easterly gale force 8 expected later

General Situation: Deep Atlantic low pushing a warm front northeast over Scotland, which will eventually reach Shetland later this evening.

Forecast

Valid :
Thursday 30 Oct 2014 at 1200 UTC until Friday 31 Oct 2014 at 0000 UTC
Wind :
Southeast 5 or 6 backing easterly 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 in south later.
Sea state :
Moderate or rough.
Weather :
Occasional rain.
Visibility :
Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook

Valid :
for 12 Hours from 0000 UTC on Friday 31 Oct until 1200 UTC on Friday 31 Oct
Wind :
Easterly veering southerly, 4 or 5, but 6 or 7 in north at first.
Sea state :
Moderate or rough.
Weather :
Occasional rain.
Visibility :
Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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