Met Office

High seas forecast

Issued at 2000 UTC on Thursday 19 April 2018
by the Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom
for the period 2000 UTC Thursday 19 April until 2000 UTC Friday 20 April 2018

General synopsis

At 191200UTC, low 66 north 07 west 995 expected 70 north 01 east 991 by 201200UTC. Low 53 north 52 west 990 expected 53 north 46 west 999 by same time. New low moving rapidly northeastwards, expected 52 north 28 west 1002 by that time. at 191200UTC, high sea area Sole 1025, slow moving, intensifying 1029 by 201200UTC. New high expected eastern Greenland 1022 by same time. Lows 59 north 20 west 999 and 62 north 27 west, 998, both losing their identities

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole

In west, south 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. in east, variable 3 or less, becoming northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. In west, moderate or rough. in east, moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate. In west, showers. in east, fog patches. In west, good. in east, moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Shannon

South or southwest 4 or 5. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good.

Rockall

South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Showers. Good.

Bailey

South or southwest 5 to 7. Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough. Showers. Mainly good.

Faeroes

Southwest 5 to 7. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Showers. Good.

Southeast Iceland

Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

East Northern Section

In north

Variable or cyclonic, becoming southerly or southeasterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in south. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain or drizzle. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

In south

Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly or southeasterly later, 6 to gale 8, then becoming cyclonic later in west. Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later in southeast. Occasional rain, drizzle or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

West Northern Section

Cyclonic, becoming mainly northeasterly later in north, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in northwest, decreasing 4 at times. Rough or very rough at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough. Occasional rain, drizzle or showers, with sleet or snow in far northwest. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

East Central Section

In north

Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in south. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later. Showers then occasional rain. Good, occasionally poor.

In south

Westerly 4 or 5, backing southerly or southwesterly later, 5 to 7. Rough, occasionally very rough later in west, but becoming moderate later in southeast. Fair then occasional rain or showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

West Central Section

Southerly or southwesterly becoming westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, but becoming cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9 for a time in central areas. Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in northeast. Occasional rain or showers, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Denmark Strait

Northeasterly 5 to 7. Rough or very rough at first in southeast, otherwise moderate or rough. Occasional rain, sleet or drizzle, fog patches. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor. Light icing developing in north with temperatures near ms02.

North Iceland

Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming northerly or northwesterly 6 or 7. Rough or very rough at first in southeast, otherwise moderate or rough. Occasional rain or drizzle with sleet or snow in north, fog patches. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor. Moderate, occasionally severe icing developing within 100 miles of ice edge in northwest with temperatures ms03 to ms06.

Norwegian Basin

Southwesterly veering westerly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in north. Moderate or rough in south, rough or very rough in north. Occasional rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Outlook for following 24 hours

Severe gales expected in East Central Section. Gales expected in Southeast Iceland, East Northern Section and Norwegian Basin.

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Storm warnings

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Issued: 2000 UTC on Thursday 19 April 2018