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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 Saturday 25 October 2014 at 1800 UTC

Gale Warnings in operation for sea area Fair Isle: Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon, increasing storm force 10 later

General Situation: Complex area of low pressure over Iceland will track east or northeast, pushing a frontal trough over Shetland and the surrounding waters through Saturday and Sunday morning.

Forecast

Valid :
Saturday 25 Oct 2014 at 1800 UTC until Sunday 26 Oct 2014 at 0600 UTC
Wind :
Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 soon.
Sea state :
Very rough or high, but rough in shelter east at first.
Weather :
Rain or showers, perhaps heavy or thundery at times.
Visibility :
Moderate or good, perhaps poor at times.

Outlook

Valid :
for 12 Hours from 0600 UTC on Sunday 26 Oct until 1800 UTC on Sunday 26 Oct
Wind :
Southwest 8 or severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
Sea state :
Very rough or high, occasionally very high in west or northwest for a time.
Weather :
Rain or showers, perhaps heavy at first.
Visibility :
Moderate or good, perhaps poor at first.

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