17.8.2018

Weather forecast for shipping 170500 UTC

Warnings:

Sea of Åland and Gulf of Bothnia:

South near gale 14 m/s.

Strong wind advisory:

Northern Baltic and Sea of Archipelago:

South wind 12 m/s.

Wave height warning:

Rough waves occur in Northern Bay of Bothnia. Significant wave height exceeds 2.5 meters.

Inference:

Wide area of low over Northern Atlantic moving towards Scandinavia. Cold front moving from west to Gulf of Bothnia during the evening with rain and thundery showers.

Forecast for next 24 hours:

Gulf of Finland and Lake Saimaa:

Mainly south 4-8 m/s. Mostly good vis.

Northern Baltic, Sea of Åland and Sea of Archipelago:

South 8-12 m/s, in the afternoon over Sea of Åland 11-14. At night weakening, after early morning on west to southwest 4-8. Good vis., in the evening showers locally, thunder possible.

Gulf of Bothnia:

Mainly south 11-14 m/s. Later in the afternoon and evening especially over Sea of Bothnia and Quark gusty winds. Mostly good vis., during evening hours and at night rain or thundery showers locally.

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