1.8.2014

Weather forecast for shipping 011900 UTC

Strong wind advisory:

Gulf of Finland, Northern Baltic, Sea of Åland, Sea of Archipelago and Gulf of Bothnia:

Southwest wind 11 m/s.

Quark and Bay of Bothnia:

Thunderstorm wind gusts.

Inference:

Minor low moving over Bay of Bothnia to northeast. High intensifying over Finland from south.

Forecast for next 24 hours:

Gulf of Finland:

West to southwest 6-11 m/s. From night on 3-8 m/s. Local showers possible, mostly good vis.

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

Mainly southwest 6-11 m/s. Before midnight decreasing, after midnight 3-8 m/s. In the morning or before noon backing to south. By day in western part of Northern Baltic and in Sea of Åland increasing. Mostly good vis.

Northern Sea of Bothnia and Quark:

South to southwest 6-11 m/s. Before midnight veering to west decreasing, after midnight 3-8 m/s. In the morning variable 1-5 m/s. By day increasing south to southwest. In Quark first showers with thunder possible, otherwise mostly good vis.

Bay of Bothnia:

Increasing south to southwest, before midnight 6-11 m/s. After midnight somewhat decreasing west, in the morning 4-9 m/s. By day backing to southwest. Tonight showers with thunder, otherwise mostly good vis.

Lake Saimaa:

Mainly southwest 2-7 m/s. Mostly good vis.