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The general synopsis at midnight

Low 100 miles north of Faeroes 969 expected Norwegian Sea 976 by midnight tonight. High Atlantic 1027, moving rapidly eastwards expected Fitzroy 1034 by same time

Issued 19 December 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 15:39 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 19 December 03:28 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8, increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 15:39 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 19 December 09:44 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 continuing

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 19 December 09:44 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 continuing

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 19 December 09:44 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 continuing

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 15:39 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering westerly imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 15:39 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering westerly imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 15:39 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 21:43 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8, veering westerly soon and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 21:43 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent, veering westerly soon and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 19 December 09:44 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering west, 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Poor becoming good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Poor becoming good.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 21:43 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Poor becoming good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Poor becoming good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Poor becoming good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, southwesterly 5 to 7, veering northerly 4 or 5. In south, southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      In north, rough or very rough. in south, rough or very rough, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      In north, rain then fair. In south, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      In north, moderate or poor, becoming good. In south, good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near portugal.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 4 later. In north, southwesterly 5 to 7, veering northerly 4 or 5, then becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      In south, rough or very rough, occasionally moderate at first. in north, very rough.
    • Weather

      In south, occasional rain. In north, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      In south, good, occasionally poor. In north, good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 at first in southeast, otherwise northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 15:39 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent, then veering westerly soon

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 15:39 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent, then veering westerly soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 23:41 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 imminent

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 21:43 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 continuing

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 15:39 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now veered westerly

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 15:39 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now veered westerly

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 15:39 UTC

    Gale force 8 now veered westerly, increasing severe gale force 9 imminent

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 15:39 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now veered westerly

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 December 15:39 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now veered westerly

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in south, becoming variable 4 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.