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Storm warnings

Storm warnings, issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

East Central Section, Denmark Strait and North Iceland.

Issued: 2000 UTC on Wednesday 20 March 2019

At 201200UTC, low 72 north 33 west 979 expected 74 north 14 west with little change by 211200UTC. Westerly winds will reach storm force 10 or violent storm force 11 between 200 and 500 miles from the centre in the southern semi-circle throughout. Low 40 north 43 west 1016 expected 51 north 30 west 995 by same time. Winds will reach storm force 10 between 50 and 350 miles from the centre in the southern semi-circle from 211200UTC. Low 62 north 53 west 994 expected 60 north 41 west 990 by that time. Winds will reach storm force 10 between 250 and 450 miles from the centre in the southern semi-circle from 211500UTC.

High seas forecast and storm warnings

High seas forecasts are issued twice daily at 0930 and 2130 GMT and cover the next 24 hours and outlooks for the following 24 hours.

The part of the North Atlantic known as Metarea I is divided into twelve sea areas, six of which are also in the Shipping forecast.

The high seas forecast contains a general synopsis and sea-area forecasts containg forecast wind direction and force, weather and visibility for the next 24 hours with an outlook for the following 24 hours.


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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