Met Office

High seas forecast

Issued at 2000 UTC on Sunday 19 August 2018
by the Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom
for the period 2000 UTC Sunday 19 August until 2000 UTC Monday 20 August 2018

General synopsis

At 191200UTC, low 59 north 46 west 1006 expected 64 north 34 west 1006 by 201200UTC. Low 54 north 18 west 1016 expected west Ireland 1019 by same time. High 54 north 30 west 1022 expected Rockall 1021 by that time. New low expected 50 north 35 west 1012 by 201200UTC. Low shetland 1011 losing its identity.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole

Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. Moderate, occasionally rough at first. Fog patches. Good, occasionally very poor.

Shannon

Variable 3 or 4. Moderate, occasionally rough at first. Fog patches. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Rockall

Variable 3 or 4. Moderate, occasionally rough at first. Fog patches in south. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Bailey

Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4. Moderate. Showers. Good.

Faeroes

Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4. Moderate. Showers. Good.

Southeast Iceland

Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5. Moderate. Showers. Good.

East Northern Section

Variable 3 or 4 in south at first, otherwise west or southwest 4 or 5. Moderate. Rain at times, mainly in west. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

West Northern Section

In northwest

Cyclonic 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

In southeast

Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Moderate. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

East Central Section

In northeast

Cyclonic 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4. Moderate. Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

In southwest

Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. Moderate. Rain or drizzle, fog banks. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

West Central Section

Variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 to the south of 52 north. Moderate, occasionally rough in south later. Rain or showers, perhaps thundery, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Denmark Strait

Variable 3 or 4 becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 in south later. Slight or moderate. Rain or drizzle at times to the south of 70 north, with fog banks, but fair to the north of 70 north. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor to the south of 70 north.

North Iceland

In west

Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 or 5 for a time. Slight or moderate. Mainly fair. Good, occasionally poor.

In east

Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 in southeast. Moderate. Mainly fair. Good.

Norwegian Basin

Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north at first, occasionally 3 in west later. Rough becoming moderate. Showers. Good.

Outlook for following 24 hours

Gales expected in West Northern Section.

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Storm warnings

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Issued: 2000 UTC on Sunday 19 August 2018