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UK Shipping Forecast downloaded from the NOAA server downloaded 06/03/2015 11:06
FPUK71 EGRR 060900

AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY AT 1130

UTC ON FRIDAY 06 MARCH 2015 FOR THE PERIOD 1200 UTC

FRIDAY 06 MARCH TO 1200 UTC SATURDAY 07 MARCH 2015

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN VIKING NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH

UTSIRE FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH TYNE DOGGER FISHER GERMAN

BIGHT HUMBER TRAFALGAR SOLE LUNDY FASTNET IRISH SEA

SHANNON ROCKALL MALIN HEBRIDES BAILEY FAIR ISLE FAEROES

AND SOUTHEAST ICELAND

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT 0600

HIGH NORTHERN FRANCE 1040 EXPECTED EASTERN EUROPE 1037 BY

0600 TOMORROW DEVELOPING ATLANTIC LOW MOVING VERY

RAPIDLY NORTHEASTWARDS EXPECTED JUST NORTH OF FAIR ISLE

973 BY SAME TIME

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE

SOUTHERLY 5 TO 7 INCREASING GALE 8 OR SEVERE GALE 9

VERY ROUGH OCCASIONALLY HIGH IN NORTH OCCASIONAL RAIN

MODERATE OR GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOUTH UTSIRE

SOUTHERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7 OCCASIONALLY GALE 8

LATER MODERATE OR ROUGH BECOMING VERY ROUGH LATER

OCCASIONAL RAIN MODERATE OR GOOD

FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH

SOUTHWEST 6 TO GALE 8 OCCASIONALLY SEVERE GALE 9

MODERATE OR ROUGH BECOMING ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH

OCCASIONAL RAIN GOOD OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

TYNE DOGGER

SOUTHWEST 5 TO 7 OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 PERHAPS SEVERE

GALE 9 LATER SLIGHT OR MODERATE BECOMING ROUGH MAINLY

FAIR GOOD

FISHER GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER

SOUTHWEST 5 TO 7 OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 LATER MODERATE

OCCASIONALLY ROUGH LATER MAINLY FAIR GOOD

THAMES DOVER WIGHT

SOUTHWEST 5 OR 6 SLIGHT OR MODERATE FAIR GOOD

PORTLAND PLYMOUTH NORTH BISCAY

SOUTH VEERING SOUTHWEST 5 OR 6 MODERATE OR ROUGH FAIR

GOOD

SOUTH BISCAY

SOUTHEASTERLY 5 TO 7 BECOMING VARIABLE 4 ROUGH OR VERY

ROUGH BECOMING MODERATE FAIR GOOD

SOUTH FITZROY

EASTERLY 5 TO 7 AT FIRST IN EAST OTHERWISE VARIABLE 4

ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH BECOMING MODERATE FAIR GOOD

NORTH FITZROY EAST SOLE

SOUTHERLY VEERING SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7 ROUGH OR VERY

ROUGH FAIR GOOD

WEST SOLE LUNDY FASTNET

SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7 OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 ROUGH OR VERY

ROUGH BECOMING HIGH LATER IN WEST SOLE MAINLY FAIR

GOOD

IRISH SEA

SOUTHWEST 6 TO GALE 8 OCCASIONALLY SEVERE GALE 9

MODERATE OR ROUGH BECOMING ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH

OCCASIONAL DRIZZLE GOOD OCCASIONALLY MODERATE

SHANNON

SOUTHWEST 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9 VERY ROUGH OR HIGH

OCCASIONAL RAIN MODERATE OR GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

ROCKALL MALIN

SOUTHWESTERLY GALE 8 TO STORM 10 DECREASING 5 OR 6 LATER

IN NORTH ROCKALL HIGH RAIN MODERATE OR POOR

HEBRIDES BAILEY FAIR ISLE SOUTH FAEROES

SOUTHERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY GALE 8 TO STORM 10 INCREASING

VIOLENT STORM 11 FOR A TIME HIGH OR VERY HIGH RAIN OR

SQUALLY SHOWERS MODERATE OR POOR

NORTH FAEROES SOUTHEAST ICELAND

SOUTHEASTERLY VEERING SOUTHWESTERLY 7 TO SEVERE GALE 9

HIGH OR VERY HIGH SQUALLY WINTRY SHOWERS MODERATE OR

POOR
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