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The general synopsis at 31 August 07:00 UTC

At 310000UTC, low 59 north 30 west 972 expected 64 north 20 west 972 by 010000UTC. Low 58 north 59 west 991 expected 60 north 41 west 991 by same time. Low 59 north 54 west 991 expected 61 north 49 west 986 by that time. at 310000UTC, low 41 north 38 west 1015 expected 40 north 38 west 1018 by 010000UTC. High 48 north 08 west 1023 expected 47 north 09 west 1024 by same time. High 43 north 51 west 1027 expected 42 north 47 west 1027 by that time. at 310000UTC, developing low near 42 north 28 west expected 42 north 25 west 1017 by 010000UTC. New high expected 79 north 08 west 1014 by same time. Low 57 north 02 east 1009 moving slowly southeast, losing its identity

Issued 31 August 08:00 UTC

  1. Sole

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6 at first in west, otherwise variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  2. Shannon

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    • Wind

      South veering west 5 to 7, then decreasing 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. Rockall

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    • Wind

      South veering west 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough, then high later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming very rough or high, then very high later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  5. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8, veering southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high in west.
    • Weather

      Fog patches then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first.
  6. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, then veering southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Fog patches then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first.
  7. East Northern Section

    Storm warning issued 31 August 08:00 UTC

    At 310000UTC, low 59 north 30 west 972 expected 64 north 20 west 972 by 010000UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 between 50 and 200 miles of the centre in the southwestern semi-circle until 010200UTC. Winds are also expected to reach violent storm force 11 at times between 70 and 150 miles of the centre in the southern quadrant until 311600UTC. Southeasterly winds are also expected to reach storm force 10 within 40 miles of the coast of southwestern Iceland until 311200UTC.

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 or violent storm 11 for a time at first in northwest, decreasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time, and also very high for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in east, otherwise fair, but then occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  8. West Northern Section

    Storm warning issued 31 August 08:00 UTC

    At 310000UTC, low 59 north 30 west 972 expected 64 north 20 west 972 by 010000UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 between 50 and 200 miles of the centre in the southwestern semi-circle until 010200UTC. Winds are also expected to reach violent storm force 11 at times between 70 and 150 miles of the centre in the southern quadrant until 311600UTC. Southeasterly winds are also expected to reach storm force 10 within 40 miles of the coast of southwestern Iceland until 311200UTC.

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  9. East Central Section

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    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5 at first in east, otherwise variable 3 or 4, but becoming northeasterly 4 or 5 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first except in far west, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, but mainly fair in northwest, fog patches in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor at times in east.
  10. West Central Section

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high at first in east, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle at times, mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  11. Denmark Strait

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8, but 4 or 5 at first in far northeast, then occasionally severe gale 9 in east between 67 north and 70 north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high south of 68 north.
    • Weather

      Rain, fog patches in northeast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor in northeast.
  12. North Iceland

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first in east, increasing gale 8 at times in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough or very rough, then very rough or high for a time later in east.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  13. Norwegian Basin

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4 veering southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough or very rough, then high for a time later in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.