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UK Shipping Forecast downloaded from the NOAA server downloaded 28/01/2015 18:05
FPUK71 EGRR 281500

AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY AT 1725

UTC ON WEDNESDAY 28 JANUARY 2015 FOR THE PERIOD 1800 UTC

WEDNESDAY 28 JANUARY TO 1800 UTC THURSDAY 29 JANUARY 2015

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN ALL AREAS EXCEPT TRAFALGAR

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDDAY

LOW SOUTHWEST ICELAND MOVING SOUTHEAST AND LOSING ITS

IDENTITY BY MIDDAY TOMORROW LOW NORWEGIAN BASIN 969

SLOW MOVING DEEPENING 955 BY SAME TIME

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE FORTIES

MAINLY WESTERLY BUT CYCLONIC AT TIMES 7 TO SEVERE GALE

9 DECREASING 5 OR 6 LATER ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH WINTRY

SHOWERS GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

CROMARTY FORTH TYNE DOGGER

WEST 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9 DECREASING 5 OR 6 LATER ROUGH

OR VERY ROUGH SNOW SHOWERS GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

FISHER GERMAN BIGHT

WEST 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9 DECREASING 5 OR 6 THEN BECOMING

CYCLONIC 4 OR 5 LATER ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH WINTRY

SHOWERS MODERATE OR GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

HUMBER THAMES DOVER

WEST OR SOUTHWEST 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9 ROUGH OR VERY

ROUGH SHOWERS TURNING WINTRY GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

WIGHT PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

WEST 6 TO GALE 8 PERHAPS SEVERE GALE 9 LATER ROUGH OR

VERY ROUGH OCCASIONALLY HIGH IN WEST PLYMOUTH SHOWERS

TURNING WINTRY GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

BISCAY FITZROY

NORTHWEST 5 OR 6 INCREASING 7 OR GALE 8 LATER VERY

ROUGH OR HIGH RAIN OR SHOWERS MODERATE OR GOOD

SOLE

WEST OR NORTHWEST 6 TO GALE 8 PERHAPS SEVERE GALE 9

LATER HIGH SHOWERS MODERATE

LUNDY FASTNET IRISH SEA SHANNON

WEST OR NORTHWEST 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9 VERY ROUGH OR HIGH

BECOMING VERY HIGH IN SHANNON WINTRY SHOWERS GOOD

OCCASIONALLY POOR

ROCKALL MALIN

NORTH OR NORTHWEST GALE 8 TO STORM 10 HIGH OR VERY

HIGH SQUALLY WINTRY SHOWERS MODERATE OR POOR

OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR

HEBRIDES BAILEY

NORTHWEST GALE 8 TO STORM 10 BUT CYCLONIC 5 TO 7 FOR A

TIME IN NORTH HIGH OR VERY HIGH SQUALLY SNOW SHOWERS

MODERATE OR POOR OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR

FAIR ISLE

WESTERLY 6 TO GALE 8 OCCASIONALLY SEVERE GALE 9 AT FIRST

IN SOUTH BECOMING CYCLONIC 4 OR 5 LATER HIGH OR VERY

HIGH SNOW SHOWERS GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

FAEROES

NORTHWEST 5 TO 7 BECOMING CYCLONIC 4 OR 5 THEN

NORTHERLY 6 TO GALE 8 PERHAPS SEVERE GALE 9 LATER HIGH

OR VERY HIGH SNOW SHOWERS GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOUTHEAST ICELAND

NORTHWESTERLY 3 OR 4 BACKING NORTHERLY 7 TO SEVERE GALE

9 VERY ROUGH OR HIGH SNOW SHOWERS GOOD OCCASIONALLY

POOR
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