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The general synopsis at 20 February 20:00 UTC

At 201200UTC, low 56 north 39 west 995 expected 63 north 17 west 966 by 211200UTC. High 43 north 22 west 1035 expected 41 north 24 west 1031 by same time. New lows expected 64 north 01 east 991 and 51 north 33 west 1010 by that time. Lows 63 north 33 west 990, sea area Southeast Iceland 989 and 57 north 45 west 994 all losing their identities. High southern Greenland 1004 slow-moving with little change.

Issued 20 February 20:00 UTC

  1. Sole

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  2. Shannon

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  3. Rockall

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  4. Bailey

    Storm warning issued 20 February 20:00 UTC

    At 201200UTC, low 56 north 39 west 995 expected 63 north 17 west 966 by 211200UTC. Winds will reach storm force 10 in the southern quadrant between 70 and 150 miles of the centre after 210300UTC.

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high or very high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  5. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, but mainly westerly at first, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, but mainly westerly at first, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. East Northern Section

    Storm warning issued 20 February 20:00 UTC

    At 201200UTC, low 56 north 39 west 995 expected 63 north 17 west 966 by 211200UTC. Winds will reach storm force 10 in the southern quadrant between 70 and 150 miles of the centre after 210300UTC.

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6 becoming cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in south and east, decreasing 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain, with snow for a time in west and north, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor in west and north.
  8. West Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming westerly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time at first in northeast, then increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in southeast, with snow at first in northeast, then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor for a time at first in northeast.
  9. East Central Section

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in central and northeastern areas, decreasing 4 at times in southeast, and later also northwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in north, moderate or rough in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in north, drizzle in south, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  10. West Central Section

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6 becoming variable 3 or 4 except in far south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  11. Denmark Strait

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic at first in east, otherwise easterly or northeasterly, 5 to 7, increasing 7 to severe gale 9 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough in east.
    • Weather

      Rain, snow or snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor. Light or moderate icing at times within 100 miles of ice edge, with temperatures ms03 to ms06, but becoming severe or very severe in east within 50 miles of ice edge, with temperatures ms07 to ms11.
  12. North Iceland

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, then increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Sleet, snow or snow showers, with rain for a time in far southeast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, occasionally good at first. Light or moderate icing at times to the north of 67 north, with temperatures ms03 to ms06.
  13. Norwegian Basin

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8 at first in southwest, otherwise cyclonic 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then increasing 6 to gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough in western and central areas.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers, with snow for a time later in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor for a time later in northwest.