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UK Shipping Forecast downloaded from the NOAA server downloaded 30/07/2016 17:01
FPUK71 EGRR 301500

AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY AT 1725

UTC ON SATURDAY 30 JULY 2016 FOR THE PERIOD 1800 UTC

SATURDAY 30 JULY TO 1800 UTC SUNDAY 31 JULY 2016



THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDDAY

LOW WESTERN NORWEGIAN BASIN 1003 MOVING SLOWLY SOUTH

LOSING ITS IDENTITY BY MIDDAY TOMORROW



THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS



VIKING NORTH UTSIRE

WESTERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY 4 OR 5 OCCASIONALLY 6 IN SOUTH

VIKING BECOMING VARIABLE 3 AT TIMES IN NORTH SLIGHT OR

MODERATE SHOWERS GOOD



SOUTH UTSIRE

WESTERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY 4 OR 5 DECREASING 3 AT TIMES

LATER SLIGHT OR MODERATE SHOWERS GOOD



FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH TYNE DOGGER

WEST 4 OR 5 OCCASIONALLY VARIABLE 3 AT FIRST THEN

INCREASING 6 AT TIMES SLIGHT OR MODERATE SHOWERS GOOD



FISHER

WEST 4 OR 5 INCREASING 6 AT TIMES SLIGHT OR MODERATE

SHOWERS THUNDERY AT FIRST GOOD OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

AT FIRST



GERMAN BIGHT

VARIABLE 3 OR 4 BECOMING WEST 4 OR 5 SLIGHT BECOMING

SLIGHT OR MODERATE SHOWERS GOOD



HUMBER THAMES

VARIABLE 3 OR 4 BECOMING WEST OR NORTHWEST 4 OR 5 FOR A

TIME SLIGHT OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SHOWERS GOOD



DOVER WIGHT

VARIABLE BECOMING NORTH THEN BACKING WEST OR SOUTHWEST

LATER 3 OR 4 INCREASING 5 AT TIMES SLIGHT SHOWERS

GOOD



PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

WEST OR NORTHWEST 3 OR 4 INCREASING 5 AT TIMES SLIGHT

OR MODERATE SHOWERS GOOD



BISCAY

NORTH OR NORTHWEST 3 OR 4 INCREASING 5 AT TIMES SLIGHT

OR MODERATE FAIR IN NORTH SHOWERS IN SOUTH GOOD

OCCASIONALLY MODERATE IN SOUTH



SOUTH FITZROY

NORTHERLY 4 OR 5 OCCASIONALLY 6 IN SOUTHEAST BECOMING

VARIABLE 3 AT TIMES IN WEST SLIGHT OR MODERATE SHOWERS

GOOD OCCASIONALLY MODERATE



NORTH FITZROY SOLE

NORTHERLY OR NORTHWESTERLY BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4

THEN BECOMING SOUTHWESTERLY 4 OR 5 LATER IN WEST SLIGHT

OR MODERATE FAIR GOOD



LUNDY FASTNET IRISH SEA

WEST OR NORTHWEST 3 OR 4 INCREASING 5 AT TIMES SLIGHT

OCCASIONALLY MODERATE SHOWERS GOOD



SHANNON

NORTHWESTERLY BACKING SOUTHERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY 3 OR 4

OCCASIONALLY 5 LATER IN WEST SLIGHT OR MODERATE IN EAST

MODERATE IN WEST RAIN LATER IN NORTHWEST GOOD

OCCASIONALLY MODERATE LATER IN NORTHWEST



ROCKALL MALIN

WEST OR NORTHWEST 4 OR 5 BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4 IN

ROCKALL MODERATE IN ROCKALL SLIGHT OR MODERATE IN

MALIN SHOWERS GOOD



HEBRIDES BAILEY FAIR ISLE FAEROES

NORTHWEST VEERING NORTH IN BAILEY AND FAEROES 4 OR 5

INCREASING 6 AT TIMES SLIGHT OR MODERATE IN FAIR ISLE

OTHERWISE MODERATE OR ROUGH RAIN OR SHOWERS MODERATE OR

GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR AT FIRST



SOUTHEAST ICELAND

VARIABLE 3 OR 4 IN FAR WEST OTHERWISE NORTHERLY 5 TO 7

DECREASING 4 AT TIMES LATER MODERATE OR ROUGH RAIN OR

SHOWERS GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR
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