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UK Shipping Forecast downloaded from the NOAA server downloaded 22/09/2014 03:21
FPUK71 EGRR 220300

AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE

ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY AT 0505

UTC ON MONDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2014 FOR THE PERIOD 0600 UTC

MONDAY 22 SEPTEMBER TO 0600 UTC TUESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2014

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN FISHER GERMAN BIGHT AND

SOUTHEAST ICELAND

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDNIGHT

HIGH WALES 1029 EXPECTED FASTNET 1026 BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING

NORTH BACKING SOUTH VEERING WEST OR NORTHWEST LATER 4

OR 5 INCREASING 6 AT TIMES MODERATE OR ROUGH BECOMING

SLIGHT FOR A TIME RAIN FOR A TIME LATER GOOD

OCCASIONALLY MODERATE LATER

NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE SOUTHEAST FORTIES

NORTHERLY 5 OR 6 BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4 THEN BECOMING

SOUTHERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY 4 OR 5 LATER ROUGH BECOMING

SLIGHT OR MODERATE RAIN FOR A TIME LATER GOOD

OCCASIONALLY MODERATE LATER

NORTHWEST FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH TYNE

VARIABLE 3 OR 4 BECOMING WESTERLY OR NORTHWESTERLY 4 OR

5 LATER SLIGHT OR MODERATE OCCASIONAL RAIN MODERATE OR

GOOD

DOGGER

NORTH 5 TO 7 BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4 THEN BECOMING

WEST OR SOUTHWEST 4 OR 5 LATER MODERATE OR ROUGH

BECOMING SLIGHT OR MODERATE SHOWERS AT FIRST GOOD

FISHER GERMAN BIGHT

NORTH 6 TO GALE 8 BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4 MODERATE OR

ROUGH OCCASIONALLY VERY ROUGH AT FIRST IN GERMAN BIGHT

BECOMING SLIGHT OR MODERATE SHOWERS AT FIRST GOOD

HUMBER THAMES DOVER

NORTH 5 TO 7 BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4 MODERATE OR

ROUGH BECOMING MAINLY SLIGHT SHOWERS AT FIRST MODERATE

OR GOOD

WIGHT PORTLAND PLYMOUTH

VARIABLE 3 OR 4 BECOMING NORTHEASTERLY 5 AT TIMES IN

SOUTH MODERATE AT FIRST IN SOUTHWEST PLYMOUTH OTHERWISE

SMOOTH OR SLIGHT FAIR MODERATE OR GOOD

BISCAY FITZROY

EASTERLY OR NORTHEASTERLY 4 OR 5 INCREASING 6 AT TIMES

IN SOUTH MODERATE BECOMING ROUGH IN SOUTHEAST FITZROY

SHOWERS GOOD

SOLE

VARIABLE 3 OR 4 BECOMING NORTHERLY 5 LATER IN FAR WEST

MODERATE BECOMING SLIGHT IN EAST RAIN LATER IN WEST

MODERATE OR GOOD

LUNDY FASTNET IRISH SEA

VARIABLE 3 OR 4 BECOMING SOUTHWEST 4 OR 5 LATER SMOOTH

OR SLIGHT OCCASIONALLY MODERATE IN FASTNET FAIR RAIN

LATER IN IRISH SEA MODERATE OR GOOD

SHANNON

VARIABLE 3 OR 4 BECOMING WEST OR NORTHWEST 5 AT TIMES

MODERATE BECOMING ROUGH LATER IN NORTHWEST RAIN AT

TIMES MODERATE OR GOOD

ROCKALL MALIN HEBRIDES BAILEY

WEST OR SOUTHWEST OCCASIONALLY NORTHWEST UNTIL LATER 4

OR 5 INCREASING 6 AT TIMES MODERATE OR ROUGH RAIN OR

SHOWERS MODERATE OR GOOD

FAIR ISLE FAEROES

VARIABLE 3 AT FIRST IN EAST FAIR ISLE OTHERWISE

SOUTHERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY VEERING WESTERLY AT TIMES 4

OR 5 INCREASING 6 AT TIMES MODERATE OR ROUGH RAIN OR

SHOWERS MODERATE OR GOOD

SOUTHEAST ICELAND

CYCLONIC BECOMING WESTERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7

OCCASIONALLY GALE 8 AT FIRST ROUGH RAIN AT TIMES

MODERATE OR GOOD
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