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The general synopsis at midday

Low 800 miles west of Rockall 995 expected just south of Iceland 966 by midday tomorrow

Issued 20 February 17:25 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 February 15:49 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, then decreasing 5 for a time, then backing southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 February 03:43 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 for a time, then backing southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 February 15:49 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, then decreasing 5 for a time, then backing southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 February 10:03 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but becoming very rough for a time in northeast.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 February 10:03 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 February 15:49 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in northeast, backing westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally westerly 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  18. Trafalgar

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 February 15:49 UTC

    Easterly severe gale force 9 increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      In southeast, easterly or northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later. In northwest, northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, rough or very rough. in northwest, moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In southeast, mainly fair. In northwest, occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, moderate or good, occasionally poor. In northwest, good, occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northeasterly 5 to 7. In north, westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In south, drizzle. In north, drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times, then occasionally 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 February 15:49 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 February 15:49 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 February 03:43 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 imminent increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, then decreasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 February 15:49 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, but mainly westerly at first, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 February 15:49 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent, backing southwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, but mainly westerly at first, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.