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60 nm Shetland Isles

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

Valid Sunday 22 Oct 2017 at 1800 UTC until Monday 23 Oct 2017 at 0600 UTC

Shetland Isles

General situation

Low pressure over the North Sea will slowly fill, with the showery southeast airflow across Shetland weakening but a frontal trough will push in from the west on Monday.


East veering southeast, 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first in west Moderate or rough, but locally slight near sheltered western coasts. Showers Good occasionally moderate


for 12 Hours from 0600 UTC on Monday 23 Oct until 1800 UTC on Monday 23 Oct Southeast 5 or 6,increasing 7 or gale 8, veering south 6 later in southwest. Rough becoming very rough in east, but occasionally moderate close to west coast and at first over western waters Fair at first, then rain, clearing to showers later in west Mainly good at first then moderate occasionally poor

Inshore waters overview

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.

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