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UK Shipping Forecast downloaded from the NOAA server downloaded 01/08/2015 21:00
FPUK71 EGRR 012100

AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY AT 0015

UTC ON SUNDAY 02 AUGUST 2015 FOR THE PERIOD 0000 UTC

SUNDAY 02 AUGUST TO 0000 UTC MONDAY 03 AUGUST 2015



THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN FITZROY SOLE SHANNON AND

ROCKALL



THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT 1800

LOW 400 MILES WEST OF SOLE 991 EXPECTED 150 MILES WEST OF

SOUTH ROCKALL 981 BY 1800 SUNDAY LOWS HEBRIDES 1005 AND

FAEROES 1005 BOTH LOSING THEIR IDENTITIES



THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS



VIKING NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE

SOUTHWESTERLY 4 OR 5 OCCASIONALLY 6 AT FIRST THEN

BACKING SOUTHERLY OR SOUTHEASTERLY 4 SLIGHT OR MODERATE

THUNDERY SHOWERS THEN FAIR GOOD OCCASIONALLY MODERATE



FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH TYNE DOGGER

SOUTHWEST BACKING SOUTHEAST 4 OR 5 DECREASING 3 FOR A

TIME THEN OCCASIONALLY 6 LATER SLIGHT OR MODERATE

OCCASIONAL RAIN FOR A TIME GOOD



FISHER GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER THAMES DOVER WIGHT

SOUTHWESTERLY BACKING SOUTHEASTERLY 4 OR 5 DECREASING 3

FOR A TIME THEN OCCASIONALLY 6 LATER IN HUMBER AND

WIGHT SLIGHT OR MODERATE MAINLY FAIR GOOD



PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

VARIABLE 4 BECOMING SOUTH OR SOUTHEAST 4 OR 5

OCCASIONALLY 6 LATER MODERATE IN WEST PLYMOUTH

OTHERWISE SLIGHT OCCASIONALLY MODERATE LATER SHOWERS

LATER GOOD OCCASIONALLY MODERATE



BISCAY

EASTERLY OR SOUTHEASTERLY VEERING WESTERLY OR

SOUTHWESTERLY 4 OR 5 INCREASING 6 AT TIMES SLIGHT OR

MODERATE MAINLY FAIR MODERATE OR GOOD



TRAFALGAR

CYCLONIC MAINLY NORTHWESTERLY BUT SOUTHWESTERLY IN

NORTHWEST 4 OR 5 INCREASING 6 AT TIMES SLIGHT OR

MODERATE SHOWERS GOOD OCCASIONALLY MODERATE



SOUTHEAST FITZROY

CYCLONIC 4 OR 5 BECOMING SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7 MODERATE

OCCASIONALLY ROUGH EXCEPT IN FAR SOUTH SHOWERS GOOD

OCCASIONALLY MODERATE



NORTHWEST FITZROY SOLE

SOUTHERLY VEERING SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7 OCCASIONALLY GALE

8 IN WEST MODERATE OR ROUGH BECOMING ROUGH OR VERY

ROUGH RAIN OR SHOWERS GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR



LUNDY FASTNET IRISH SEA

SOUTHWEST 4 OR 5 BACKING SOUTH OR SOUTHEAST 5 TO 7

PERHAPS GALE 8 LATER IN FASTNET SLIGHT OR MODERATE

BECOMING MODERATE OR ROUGH OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH LATER

IN FASTNET RAIN OR SHOWERS GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR



SHANNON

SOUTH OR SOUTHEAST VEERING SOUTHWEST LATER 6 TO GALE 8

MODERATE OR ROUGH BECOMING ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH RAIN

MODERATE OR POOR



ROCKALL

SOUTH OR SOUTHEAST 4 OR 5 BACKING EAST OR SOUTHEAST 6 TO

GALE 8 MODERATE BECOMING ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH FAIR THEN

RAIN GOOD BECOMING MODERATE OR POOR



MALIN SOUTH HEBRIDES

SOUTHWESTERLY 4 BACKING SOUTHEASTERLY 5 TO 7 PERHAPS

GALE 8 LATER IN WEST MALIN MODERATE BECOMING ROUGH

LATER IN WEST FAIR THEN RAIN GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR



NORTH HEBRIDES BAILEY

VARIABLE 4 BECOMING EASTERLY 5 TO 7 PERHAPS GALE 8 LATER

IN SOUTH BAILEY SLIGHT OR MODERATE BECOMING MODERATE OR

ROUGH LATER SHOWERS THEN RAIN LATER GOOD OCCASIONALLY

POOR LATER



FAIR ISLE FAEROES SOUTHEAST SOUTHEAST ICELAND

CYCLONIC 4 BECOMING SOUTHEASTERLY 4 OR 5 OCCASIONALLY 6

LATER IN FAIR ISLE SLIGHT OR MODERATE SHOWERS GOOD



NORTHWEST SOUTHEAST ICELAND

NORTHEASTERLY 4 OR 5 OCCASIONALLY 6 LATER MODERATE

SHOWERS GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR
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