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The general synopsis at 27 February 20:00 UTC

At 271200UTC, low 60 north 31 west 966 expected 62 north 14 west 967 by 281200UTC. Low 45 north 49 west 998 expected 54 north 17 west 975 by same time. New low expected 66 north 08 west 962 by that time. at 271200UTC, high 38 north 24 west 1040 slow-moving, declining 1037 by 281200UTC. Low 67 north 04 west 968 moving away slowly northeastwards

Issued 27 February 20:00 UTC

  1. Sole

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.
  2. Shannon

    Storm warning issued 27 February 20:00 UTC

    At 271200UTC, low 60 north 31 west 966 expected 62 north 14 west 967 by 281200UTC. Winds will reach storm force 10 between 100 and 200 miles of the centre in the southern quadrant until 280800UTC. Low 45 north 49 west 998 expected 54 north 17 west 975 by same time. Westerly winds will reach storm force 10 in the northeast of East Central Section between 281200UTC and 281600UTC, in the far north of Shannon between 281400UTC and 281900UTC and in the south of Rockall between 281500UTC and 282000UTC. In addition, southerly or southwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in Norwegian Basin between 03 east and 08 east between 280300UTC and 281000UTC.

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 to storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  3. Rockall

    Storm warning issued 27 February 20:00 UTC

    At 271200UTC, low 60 north 31 west 966 expected 62 north 14 west 967 by 281200UTC. Winds will reach storm force 10 between 100 and 200 miles of the centre in the southern quadrant until 280800UTC. Low 45 north 49 west 998 expected 54 north 17 west 975 by same time. Westerly winds will reach storm force 10 in the northeast of East Central Section between 281200UTC and 281600UTC, in the far north of Shannon between 281400UTC and 281900UTC and in the south of Rockall between 281500UTC and 282000UTC. In addition, southerly or southwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in Norwegian Basin between 03 east and 08 east between 280300UTC and 281000UTC.

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    • Wind

      In south, westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 to storm 10 later. in north, southerly or southwesterly becoming cyclonic, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  4. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly becoming cyclonic, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  5. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  6. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 at first in north, otherwise cyclonic 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or snow.
    • Visibility

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

    Storm warning issued 27 February 20:00 UTC

    At 271200UTC, low 60 north 31 west 966 expected 62 north 14 west 967 by 281200UTC. Winds will reach storm force 10 between 100 and 200 miles of the centre in the southern quadrant until 280800UTC. Low 45 north 49 west 998 expected 54 north 17 west 975 by same time. Westerly winds will reach storm force 10 in the northeast of East Central Section between 281200UTC and 281600UTC, in the far north of Shannon between 281400UTC and 281900UTC and in the south of Rockall between 281500UTC and 282000UTC. In addition, southerly or southwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in Norwegian Basin between 03 east and 08 east between 280300UTC and 281000UTC.

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in north, veering westerly 5 to 7, then increasing 7 to severe gale 9 again later in south and west.
    • Sea State

      High or very high becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Poor, occasionally moderate.
  8. West Northern Section

    Storm warning issued 27 February 08:00 UTC

    At 270000UTC, low 57 north 49 west 967, slow moving, losing its identity by 280000UTC. New lows expected 61 north 24 west 965 and 63 north 15 west 970 by same time. Westerly or southwesterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the south of East Northern Section throughout, in the south of West Northern Section until 280000UTC and in the far north of West Central Section until 271800UTC. Southwesterly winds May reach storm force 10 in Bailey after 280300UTC. Southerly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the east of Norwegian Basin until 271400UTC and again after 280400UTC.

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, but severe gale 9 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      High or very high becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally sleet then snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor. Light or moderate icing later in west.
  9. East Central Section

    Storm warning issued 27 February 20:00 UTC

    At 271200UTC, low 60 north 31 west 966 expected 62 north 14 west 967 by 281200UTC. Winds will reach storm force 10 between 100 and 200 miles of the centre in the southern quadrant until 280800UTC. Low 45 north 49 west 998 expected 54 north 17 west 975 by same time. Westerly winds will reach storm force 10 in the northeast of East Central Section between 281200UTC and 281600UTC, in the far north of Shannon between 281400UTC and 281900UTC and in the south of Rockall between 281500UTC and 282000UTC. In addition, southerly or southwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in Norwegian Basin between 03 east and 08 east between 280300UTC and 281000UTC.

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6 increasing 7 or gale 8, then veering westerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain at times then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  10. West Central Section

    Storm warning issued 27 February 08:00 UTC

    At 270000UTC, low 57 north 49 west 967, slow moving, losing its identity by 280000UTC. New lows expected 61 north 24 west 965 and 63 north 15 west 970 by same time. Westerly or southwesterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the south of East Northern Section throughout, in the south of West Northern Section until 280000UTC and in the far north of West Central Section until 271800UTC. Southwesterly winds May reach storm force 10 in Bailey after 280300UTC. Southerly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the east of Norwegian Basin until 271400UTC and again after 280400UTC.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic at first except in far north, otherwise westerly, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Sleet or snow at first except in far northwest, otherwise squally snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor. Light or moderate icing later in west.
  11. Denmark Strait

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8, but variable 4 at times near ice edge.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in south, but moderate at times near ice edge.
    • Weather

      Snow showers, mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor at times in east. Light or moderate icing in east with temperatures ms02 to ms05, but severe near ice edge in east with temperatures ms06 to ms09.
  12. North Iceland

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first, increasing severe gale 9 at times later in north.
    • Sea State

      High at first in northeast, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Sleet, snow or squally snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor. Light or moderate icing in north and west with temperatures ms03 to ms06, but severe or very severe at times near ice edge with temperatures ms07 to ms10.
  13. Norwegian Basin

    Storm warning issued 27 February 20:00 UTC

    At 271200UTC, low 60 north 31 west 966 expected 62 north 14 west 967 by 281200UTC. Winds will reach storm force 10 between 100 and 200 miles of the centre in the southern quadrant until 280800UTC. Low 45 north 49 west 998 expected 54 north 17 west 975 by same time. Westerly winds will reach storm force 10 in the northeast of East Central Section between 281200UTC and 281600UTC, in the far north of Shannon between 281400UTC and 281900UTC and in the south of Rockall between 281500UTC and 282000UTC. In addition, southerly or southwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in Norwegian Basin between 03 east and 08 east between 280300UTC and 281000UTC.

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

      High, becoming very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.