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60 nm Shetland Isles

For Coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

Valid Friday 20 Jul 2018 at 0600 UTC until Friday 20 Jul 2018 at 1800 UTC

Shetland Isles

General situation

A frontal trough will push east across Shetland waters through Friday.


Southerly or southeasterly, veering westerly later in west, 3 or 4. Mainly moderate at first in west, otherwise slight. Occasional rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.


for 12 Hours from 1800 UTC on Friday 20 Jul until 0600 UTC on Saturday 21 Jul Southerly or southeasterly at first in east, otherwise westerly 3 or 4. Mainly slight. Patchy rain, fog patches at first mainly in west. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first especially in west.

Inshore waters and strong winds

For coastal waters up to 12 miles offshore

Forecasts for UK inshore waters are issued four times a day and cover a period of 24 hours from 0000, 0600, 1200 and 1800 UTC.

The coastal waters, up to 12 miles offshore, around the British Isles are divided into 19 areas.

The forecast contains details of forecast wind direction and force, weather, visibility and sea state.

Strong coastal winds (Strong Breeze force 6 or more) are displayed for the first 24 hours of the inshore waters forecast.


In the UK, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is responsible for the provision of Maritime Safety Information (MSI) to ships at sea, which includes the broadcast of warnings and forecasts. The Met Office initiates warnings and prepares routine forecasts for dissemination on behalf of the MCA.

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