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The general synopsis at 27 February 08:00 UTC

At 270000UTC, low 61 north 01 west 969 expected 60 north 07 west 969 by 280000UTC. Lows 60 north 30 west 978 and 57 north 19 west 973 moving steadily southeastwards and losing their identities by same time. New low expected 57 north 41 west 983 by that time. New high expected 67 north 34 west 1013 by 280000UTC

Issued 27 February 08:00 UTC

  1. Sole

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  2. Shannon

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. Rockall

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Faeroes

    Storm warning issued 27 February 08:00 UTC

    At 270000UTC, low 61 north 01 west 969 expected 60 north 07 west 969 by 280000UTC. Winds are expected to continue to reach storm force 10 at times in the southeastern then eastern quadrants between 50 and 100 miles of the centre until 271500UTC, then in the northwestern and later western quadrants between 100 and 200 miles of the centre from 271400UTC until 280600UTC. Low 60 north 30 west 978 moving steadily southeastwards and losing its identity by same time. Northwesterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the far southwest of East Northern Section until 271100UTC, then in the northeast of East Central Section from 270900UTC until 272100UTC.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 at times.
    • Sea State

      High or very high for a time, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  6. Southeast Iceland

    Storm warning issued 27 February 08:00 UTC

    At 270000UTC, low 61 north 01 west 969 expected 60 north 07 west 969 by 280000UTC. Winds are expected to continue to reach storm force 10 at times in the southeastern then eastern quadrants between 50 and 100 miles of the centre until 271500UTC, then in the northwestern and later western quadrants between 100 and 200 miles of the centre from 271400UTC until 280600UTC. Low 60 north 30 west 978 moving steadily southeastwards and losing its identity by same time. Northwesterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the far southwest of East Northern Section until 271100UTC, then in the northeast of East Central Section from 270900UTC until 272100UTC.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 at times.
    • Sea State

      High or very high for a time, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

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

    Storm warning issued 27 February 08:00 UTC

    At 270000UTC, low 61 north 01 west 969 expected 60 north 07 west 969 by 280000UTC. Winds are expected to continue to reach storm force 10 at times in the southeastern then eastern quadrants between 50 and 100 miles of the centre until 271500UTC, then in the northwestern and later western quadrants between 100 and 200 miles of the centre from 271400UTC until 280600UTC. Low 60 north 30 west 978 moving steadily southeastwards and losing its identity by same time. Northwesterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the far southwest of East Northern Section until 271100UTC, then in the northeast of East Central Section from 270900UTC until 272100UTC.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic gale 8 to storm 10 at first in far southwest, otherwise northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time in west, then becoming southeasterly 5 or 6 later in far southwest.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high at first in south, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high later in far east, becoming moderate later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

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

    Storm warning issued 26 February 20:00 UTC

    At 261200UTC, low 61 north 27 west 964 expected 54 north 11 west 978 by 271200UTC. Northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in the far southwest of East Northern Section, the southeast of West Northern Section and the far northeast of West Central Section until 270900UTC. Northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 at times throughout in East Central Section.

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, veering easterly except in far northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches for a time in far northwest, rain or snow later in far northwest and far southwest.
    • Visibility

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

    Storm warning issued 27 February 08:00 UTC

    At 270000UTC, low 61 north 01 west 969 expected 60 north 07 west 969 by 280000UTC. Winds are expected to continue to reach storm force 10 at times in the southeastern then eastern quadrants between 50 and 100 miles of the centre until 271500UTC, then in the northwestern and later western quadrants between 100 and 200 miles of the centre from 271400UTC until 280600UTC. Low 60 north 30 west 978 moving steadily southeastwards and losing its identity by same time. Northwesterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the far southwest of East Northern Section until 271100UTC, then in the northeast of East Central Section from 270900UTC until 272100UTC.

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, backing westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later except in far southeast.
    • Sea State

      High or very rough, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  10. West Central Section

    Storm warning issued 26 February 20:00 UTC

    At 261200UTC, low 61 north 27 west 964 expected 54 north 11 west 978 by 271200UTC. Northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in the far southwest of East Northern Section, the southeast of West Northern Section and the far northeast of West Central Section until 270900UTC. Northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 at times throughout in East Central Section.

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, occasionally southwesterly at first, 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic then westerly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  11. Denmark Strait

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming northeasterly 5 or 6 later in far southwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or snow at times, fog banks developing in south.
    • Visibility

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

    Storm warning issued 27 February 08:00 UTC

    At 270000UTC, low 61 north 01 west 969 expected 60 north 07 west 969 by 280000UTC. Winds are expected to continue to reach storm force 10 at times in the southeastern then eastern quadrants between 50 and 100 miles of the centre until 271500UTC, then in the northwestern and later western quadrants between 100 and 200 miles of the centre from 271400UTC until 280600UTC. Low 60 north 30 west 978 moving steadily southeastwards and losing its identity by same time. Northwesterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the far southwest of East Northern Section until 271100UTC, then in the northeast of East Central Section from 270900UTC until 272100UTC.

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly gale 8 to storm 10 until later in far south, otherwise 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 except in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in far south.
    • Weather

      Sleet or snow showers in north, rain or showers, wintry at times, in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  13. Norwegian Basin

    Storm warning issued 27 February 08:00 UTC

    At 270000UTC, low 61 north 01 west 969 expected 60 north 07 west 969 by 280000UTC. Winds are expected to continue to reach storm force 10 at times in the southeastern then eastern quadrants between 50 and 100 miles of the centre until 271500UTC, then in the northwestern and later western quadrants between 100 and 200 miles of the centre from 271400UTC until 280600UTC. Low 60 north 30 west 978 moving steadily southeastwards and losing its identity by same time. Northwesterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the far southwest of East Northern Section until 271100UTC, then in the northeast of East Central Section from 270900UTC until 272100UTC.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, decreasing 4 or 5, then becoming northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.