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Storm warnings

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

West Northern Section and West Central Section.

Issued: 2000 UTC on Saturday 16 December 2017

At 161200UTC, low 59 north 60 west 961 expected 55 north 44 west 958 by 171200UTC. Southerly or southwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 and perhaps violent storm force 11 in the southeastern semicircle of the low in the far northwest of West Central Section, and the west of West Northern Section after 171200UTC.

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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