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Extended outlook

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Cullercoats

A ridge of high pressure will cover the North Sea with a Low 992 southwest Iceland at 1800 Wednesday. The ridge declines on Thursday with low tracking east on Thursday, Friday and Saturday while filling slightly. The low will push a trough east across the UK on Thursday and early on Friday. Low 998 then expected to reach the Faeroes by 1800 Saturday as a ridge of high pressure builds west of the UK. No gales are expected. Strong winds are expected in Fair Isles early on Thursday, then transferring south and east to Viking, Forties, Cromarty, Tyne, Dogger, Humber and Thames. Strong winds are then expected over North Utsire, South Utsire, Fisher and German Bight on Thursday evening, before dying out from the west by the end of Thursday. Widespread fog is not expected

Niton

A ridge of high pressure will cover the North Sea with a Low 992 southwest Iceland at 1800 Wednesday. The ridge declines on Thursday with low tracking east on Thursday, Friday and Saturday while filling slightly. The low will push a trough east across the UK on Thursday and early on Friday. Low 998 then expected to reach the Faeroes by 1800 Saturday as a ridge of high pressure builds west of the UK. There is a risk of gales in southeast FitzRoy later on Saturday. Strong winds are expected in southeast FitzRoy and Irish Sea on Wednesday evening, before dying out early on Thursday. Strong winds are expected to develop for a time in Wright, Plymouth, Sole and Fastnet on Thursday. Strong winds are expected in southeast Fitzroy later on Saturday. There is a risk of fog Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea and Shannon Wednesday night and Thursday morning

Portpatrick

A ridge of high pressure will cover the North Sea with a Low 992 southwest Iceland at 1800 Wednesday. The ridge declines on Thursday with low tracking east on Thursday, Friday and Saturday while filling slightly. The low will push a trough east across the UK on Thursday and early on Friday. Low 998 then expected to reach the Faeroes by 1800 Saturday as a ridge of high pressure builds west of the UK. No gales expected. Strong winds are expected to develop in Irish Sea Wednesday evening, transferring to Malin and Hebrides Wednesday night, then dying out in all areas on Thursday morning. Strong winds are expected to develop for a time in Fastnet on Friday afternoon. Further strong winds are expected in Fastnet, Sole, Rockall, Malin, Hebrides and Bailey on Saturday. There is a risk of fog Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea, Shannon, Rockall, Malin, Hebrides, Bailey, Faeroes and SE Iceland Wednesday night and Thursday morning

The extended outlook information

The extended outlooks are issued once a day, at 2300 GMT and cover the next 3 to 5 days.

For the extended outlooks the waters surrounding the British Isles are divided into three areas: Cullercoats, Portpatrick and Niton. These three areas reflect the coverage areas of the UK's Navtex transmitters, which overlap in some areas.

The extended outlook forecast contains details of the likelihood of gales or storms, a general synopsis and a general forecast for the area of coverage of each Navtex transmitter.

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