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The general synopsis at 25 January 08:00 UTC

At 250000UTC, low 63 north 34 west 957 expected 64 north 24 west 978 by 260000UTC. New low moving steadily north, expected 70 north 12 west 949 by same time. High 38 north 44 west 1026 expected 49 north 25 west 1033 by that time. at 250000UTC, high 46 north 07 west 1037 expected 41 north 18 west 1038 by 260000UTC. New low expected 57 north 54 west 952 by same time. Low 76 north 10 west 988 losing its identity

Issued 25 January 08:00 UTC

  1. Sole

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    • Wind

      In east, southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6. in west, southwesterly veering northwesterly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      In east, rough, occasionally very rough at first. in west, moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      In east, occasional drizzle. in west, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      In east, good, occasionally moderate. in west, moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  2. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest, veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming rough in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good later.
  3. Rockall

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    • Wind

      In north, southwesterly veering westerly, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9. in south, southwesterly veering westerly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      In north, very rough or high. in south, rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      In north, moderate or good, occasionally poor. in south, moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.
  4. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly, 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  5. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly, 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  6. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly, 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  7. East Northern Section

    Storm warning issued 25 January 08:00 UTC

    At 250000UTC, low 63 north 34 west 957 expected 64 north 24 west 978 by 260000UTC. Westerly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the north of East Northern Section throughout and in the northeast of West Northern Section until 260000UTC. Northerly or northeasterly winds will reach storm force 10 at times in Denmark Strait until 251800UTC. Westerly winds May also reach storm force 10 in north Bailey and Southeast Iceland after 251800UTC. New low moving steadily north, expected 70 north 12 west 949 by same time. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 between 40 and 130 miles of the centre in the northwestern quadrant, then between 20 and 180 miles of the centre in the western and southwestern quadrants after 252100UTC. Southerly winds are also expected to reach storm force 10 in the east of Norwegian Basin between 251300UTC and 252300UTC.

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    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly later in west, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 until later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Snow showers, rain later in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  8. West Northern Section

    Storm warning issued 25 January 08:00 UTC

    At 250000UTC, low 63 north 34 west 957 expected 64 north 24 west 978 by 260000UTC. Westerly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the north of East Northern Section throughout and in the northeast of West Northern Section until 260000UTC. Northerly or northeasterly winds will reach storm force 10 at times in Denmark Strait until 251800UTC. Westerly winds May also reach storm force 10 in north Bailey and Southeast Iceland after 251800UTC. New low moving steadily north, expected 70 north 12 west 949 by same time. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 between 40 and 130 miles of the centre in the northwestern quadrant, then between 20 and 180 miles of the centre in the western and southwestern quadrants after 252100UTC. Southerly winds are also expected to reach storm force 10 in the east of Norwegian Basin between 251300UTC and 252300UTC.

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    • Wind

      Westerly backing southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then rain, with snow for a time in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor, becoming moderate or poor, and very poor for a time in northwest.
  9. East Central Section

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming variable 4 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming fair in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good in north.
  10. West Central Section

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, backing southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor in west.
  11. Denmark Strait

    Storm warning issued 25 January 08:00 UTC

    At 250000UTC, low 63 north 34 west 957 expected 64 north 24 west 978 by 260000UTC. Westerly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the north of East Northern Section throughout and in the northeast of West Northern Section until 260000UTC. Northerly or northeasterly winds will reach storm force 10 at times in Denmark Strait until 251800UTC. Westerly winds May also reach storm force 10 in north Bailey and Southeast Iceland after 251800UTC. New low moving steadily north, expected 70 north 12 west 949 by same time. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 between 40 and 130 miles of the centre in the northwestern quadrant, then between 20 and 180 miles of the centre in the western and southwestern quadrants after 252100UTC. Southerly winds are also expected to reach storm force 10 in the east of Norwegian Basin between 251300UTC and 252300UTC.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming mainly northerly or northeasterly gale 8 to storm 10, then variable 4 for a time near ice edge and in southwest, otherwise becoming westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate near ice edge, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional snow or snow showers, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later. Severe or very severe icing within 150 miles of ice edge, becoming light or moderate later with temperatures ms03 to ms06, but remaining severe or very severe throughout in northeast with temperatures ms06 to ms09.
  12. North Iceland

    Storm warning issued 25 January 08:00 UTC

    At 250000UTC, low 63 north 34 west 957 expected 64 north 24 west 978 by 260000UTC. Westerly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the north of East Northern Section throughout and in the northeast of West Northern Section until 260000UTC. Northerly or northeasterly winds will reach storm force 10 at times in Denmark Strait until 251800UTC. Westerly winds May also reach storm force 10 in north Bailey and Southeast Iceland after 251800UTC. New low moving steadily north, expected 70 north 12 west 949 by same time. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 between 40 and 130 miles of the centre in the northwestern quadrant, then between 20 and 180 miles of the centre in the western and southwestern quadrants after 252100UTC. Southerly winds are also expected to reach storm force 10 in the east of Norwegian Basin between 251300UTC and 252300UTC.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming westerly or southwesterly later, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10, rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high and very high at times later in far southeast.
    • Sea State

      Rain for a time in southeast, otherwise snow or snow showers.
    • Weather

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor at times in north and west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or severe icing developing, except in southeast with temperatures ms02 to ms05, becoming very severe in northwest with temperatures ms05 to ms08.
  13. Norwegian Basin

    Storm warning issued 25 January 08:00 UTC

    At 250000UTC, low 63 north 34 west 957 expected 64 north 24 west 978 by 260000UTC. Westerly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the north of East Northern Section throughout and in the northeast of West Northern Section until 260000UTC. Northerly or northeasterly winds will reach storm force 10 at times in Denmark Strait until 251800UTC. Westerly winds May also reach storm force 10 in north Bailey and Southeast Iceland after 251800UTC. New low moving steadily north, expected 70 north 12 west 949 by same time. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 between 40 and 130 miles of the centre in the northwestern quadrant, then between 20 and 180 miles of the centre in the western and southwestern quadrants after 252100UTC. Southerly winds are also expected to reach storm force 10 in the east of Norwegian Basin between 251300UTC and 252300UTC.

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7 at first in east, otherwise southerly veering southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 for a time in east.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high, except in far east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.