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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 Wednesday 01 October 2014 at 0600 UTC

Gale Warnings in operation for sea area Fair Isle: Gale force 8 veering southwesterly soon

General Situation: Series of frontal troughs will move east over Shetland waters as a deep complex low tracking towards Iceland. Southwesterly flow, strengthening on Thursday.

Forecast

Valid :
Wednesday 01 Oct 2014 at 0600 UTC until Wednesday 01 Oct 2014 at 1800 UTC
Wind :
Southwesterly 5 to 7, but westerly 5 or 6 at first.
Sea state :
Rough or very rough, but moderate in shelter east.
Weather :
Fair, but rain at first.
Visibility :
Moderate or good.

Outlook

Valid :
for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Wednesday 01 Oct until 0600 UTC on Thursday 02 Oct
Wind :
Southwesterly 5 to 7.
Sea state :
Very rough or high, but moderate in shelter east.
Weather :
Fair.
Visibility :
Good.

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