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Shipping Forecast

General Situation

At midnight, low Southeast Iceland, 949mb, expected Norwegian Sea, 957mb, by midnight tonight with associated fronts crossing the area today and tomorrow.

Forecast from 7am Wednesday to 7am Thursday.

Weather: Scattered showers becoming frequent and locally heavy for a time around midday, perhaps with hail and thunder. Occasional rain from the early hours.

Wind: West to southwest 4 to 6 with gusts to 40kt, locally gale 8 from midday to late afternoon, backing south 5 to 6 after midnight.

Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

Sea state: Rather rough to rough, but moderate until mid afternoon in southeast, becoming moderate later.

Sea swell: Confused with total wave heights 7 to 13 feet until later in the night, then 6 to 10 feet of swell remaining.

Sea temperature: 11

Outlook from 7am Thursday to 7am Friday.

Weather: Rain at times until early afternoon, locally heavy, then scattered showers.

Wind: Southerly 5 to 7, veering west to northwest 6 to gale 8 by mid afternoon, increasing severe gale 9 at times with gusts to 55kt from late evening.

Visibility: Moderate to good, occasionally poor at first.

Sea state: Slight to moderate with a moderate swell, increasing to become rough to very rough by late evening, occasionally high in far west, with a low swell.