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The general synopsis at 3 August 07:00 UTC

At 030000UTC, low 54 north 18 west 982 expected Rockall 978 by 040000UTC. New lows expected 49 north 37 west 1007 and 46 north 29 west 1005 by same time

Issued 3 August 08:00 UTC

  1. Sole

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first, then increasing severe gale 9 at times in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. Shannon

    Storm warning issued 3 August 08:00 UTC

    At 030000UTC, low 54 north 18 west 982 expected Rockall 978 by 040000UTC. Westerly or southwesterly winds will continue to reach storm force 10 in the northeast of East Central Section between 51 north and 54 north until 031500UTC and in the west and north of Shannon until 031800UTC. Southerly or southeasterly winds will reach storm force 10 in the south and east of Rockall between 030900UTC and 032100UTC.

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in north and west.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  3. Rockall

    Storm warning issued 3 August 08:00 UTC

    At 030000UTC, low 54 north 18 west 982 expected Rockall 978 by 040000UTC. Westerly or southwesterly winds will continue to reach storm force 10 in the northeast of East Central Section between 51 north and 54 north until 031500UTC and in the west and north of Shannon until 031800UTC. Southerly or southeasterly winds will reach storm force 10 in the south and east of Rockall between 030900UTC and 032100UTC.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in south and east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time in south and east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  4. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8, veering southeasterly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. East Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  9. East Central Section

    Storm warning issued 3 August 08:00 UTC

    At 030000UTC, low 54 north 18 west 982 expected Rockall 978 by 040000UTC. Westerly or southwesterly winds will continue to reach storm force 10 in the northeast of East Central Section between 51 north and 54 north until 031500UTC and in the west and north of Shannon until 031800UTC. Southerly or southeasterly winds will reach storm force 10 in the south and east of Rockall between 030900UTC and 032100UTC.

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7 becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later, occasionally gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  10. West Central Section

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6 at first in east, otherwise variable becoming northerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east, moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  11. Denmark Strait

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming northerly or northeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, slight in north.
    • Weather

      Showers in west, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  12. North Iceland

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5 later in far southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  13. Norwegian Basin

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, then becoming rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain or showers in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor in west.