18.12.2014

Weather forecast for shipping 180500 UTC

Warnings:

Western Gulf of Finland and Northern Baltic:

Southwest near gale 14 m/s.

Inference:

Deep low area over Iceland moving east toward Norwegian Sea. Minor low developing to Sea of Bothnia in the evening.

Forecast for next 24 hours:

Eastern Gulf of Finland:

Mainly west 7-11 m/s. By day becoming southwest, from the evening south 9-13 m/s. Showers of rain or sleet at times.

Western Gulf of Finland and Northern Baltic:

Gradually increasing and becoming southwest, by day 10-14 m/s. In the evening weakening, from the night 7-10. Rain at times, mostly good vis.

Sea of Åland, Sea of Archipelago and southern Sea of Bothnia:

Gradually increasing and becoming mainly southwest, by day 8-12 m/s. In the evening weakening, at night 5-8 m/s. Rain or sleet at times.

Northern Sea of Bothnia and Quark:

West to north 3-7 m/s. Before noon increasing south to southeast, from the afternoon 5-9 m/s. Rain or snow at times.

Bay of Bothnia:

Mainly north 3-7. Before noon variable 1-5 m/s. In the afternoon slightly increasing south, from the evening south to southeast 5-9 m/s. Snow showers locally.

Lake Saimaa:

Becoming west, by day 3-6 m/s. In the afternoon becoming south, from the evening southeast. Snow or rain at times.