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UK Shipping Forecast downloaded from the NOAA server
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FPUK71 EGRR 161500
AND NOW THE SHIPPING FORECAST ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE
ON BEHALF OF THE MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY AT 1725
UTC ON THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2012 FOR THE PERIOD 1800 UTC
THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY TO 1800 UTC FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2012

THERE ARE WARNINGS OF GALES IN BAILEY FAEROES AND
SOUTHEAST ICELAND

THE GENERAL SYNOPSIS AT MIDDAY
NEW LOW EXPECTED SOUTHEAST ICELAND 982 BY MIDDAY
TOMORROW HIGH 200 MILES WEST OF FITZROY 1039 EXPECTED 50
MILES WEST OF FITZROY 1032 BY SAME TIME

THE AREA FORECASTS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

VIKING NORTH UTSIRE SOUTH UTSIRE FORTIES CROMARTY FORTH
WESTERLY OR NORTHWESTERLY BACKING SOUTHERLY OR
SOUTHWESTERLY LATER 5 OR 6 DECREASING 4 AT TIMES
INCREASING 7 LATER IN VIKING MODERATE OR ROUGH
OCCASIONALLY SLIGHT IN CROMARTY AND FORTH RAIN OR WINTRY
SHOWERS MODERATE OR GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

TYNE DOGGER FISHER GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER THAMES DOVER
WEST OR NORTHWEST BACKING SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST LATER 4 OR
5 OCCASIONALLY 6 AT FIRST IN FISHER SLIGHT OR MODERATE
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH IN FISHER OCCASIONAL RAIN FOG
PATCHES IN FISHER GERMAN BIGHT AND HUMBER MODERATE OR
GOOD OCCASIONALLY VERY POOR IN FISHER GERMAN BIGHT AND
HUMBER

WIGHT PORTLAND PLYMOUTH
WEST OR NORTHWEST 3 OR 4 SLIGHT OCCASIONALLY MODERATE
LATER IN PLYMOUTH OCCASIONAL RAIN LATER MODERATE OR
GOOD

BISCAY
NORTH OR NORTHEAST BECOMING VARIABLE 3 OR 4 SLIGHT OR
MODERATE MAINLY FAIR MODERATE OR GOOD

SOUTH FITZROY
NORTHEASTERLY 5 TO 7 BECOMING VARIABLE 4 AT TIMES
MODERATE OR ROUGH FAIR GOOD

NORTH FITZROY
VARIABLE 3 OR 4 BECOMING SOUTHWESTERLY 5 LATER IN FAR
NORTHWEST SLIGHT OR MODERATE FAIR GOOD

SOLE
VARIABLE 3 OR 4 BECOMING SOUTHWESTERLY 5 OR 6 LATER IN
NORTHWEST SLIGHT OR MODERATE FAIR GOOD

LUNDY FASTNET IRISH SEA
WEST OR NORTHWEST BACKING SOUTHWEST 4 OR 5 INCREASING
6 AT TIMES LATER SLIGHT OR MODERATE OCCASIONAL RAIN OR
DRIZZLE MODERATE OR GOOD

SHANNON
WEST 4 OR 5 BACKING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 7 MODERATE OR ROUGH
OCCASIONAL RAIN OR DRIZZLE MODERATE OR GOOD

ROCKALL MALIN HEBRIDES
WESTERLY BACKING SOUTHWESTERLY 5 TO 7 PERHAPS GALE 8
LATER DECREASING 4 AT TIMES ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH
BECOMING VERY ROUGH OR HIGH RAIN OR SQUALLY SHOWERS
MODERATE OR GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

BAILEY
WEST OR SOUTHWEST 6 TO GALE 8 VERY ROUGH OR HIGH
SQUALLY WINTRY SHOWERS GOOD OCCASIONALLY POOR

FAIR ISLE
WEST OR NORTHWEST BACKING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 7 ROUGH OR
VERY ROUGH OCCASIONALLY HIGH LATER IN WEST RAIN OR
SQUALLY WINTRY SHOWERS MODERATE OR GOOD OCCASIONALLY
POOR

FAEROES
WEST OR SOUTHWEST 6 OR 7 INCREASING GALE 8 LATER IN
SOUTH VERY ROUGH OR HIGH SQUALLY WINTRY SHOWERS GOOD
OCCASIONALLY POOR

SOUTHEAST ICELAND
WESTERLY OR SOUTHWESTERLY BECOMING CYCLONIC LATER IN
NORTH 5 TO 7 INCREASING GALE 8 AT TIMES ROUGH OR VERY
ROUGH OCCASIONALLY HIGH SQUALLY WINTRY SHOWERS GOOD
OCCASIONALLY POOR
Current North Atlantic Chart from The Ocean Prediction Centre
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Current North Atlantic Chart
48 hour North Atlantic Chart from The Ocean Prediction Centre
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48 hour North Atlantic Chart
96 hour North Atlantic Chart from The Ocean Prediction Centre
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96 hour North Atlantic Chart