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The general synopsis at 0600

Low 200 miles east of Iceland 967 moving away steadily northeastwards. New low expected 100 miles east of Iceland 966 by 0600 tomorrow

Issued 27 February 10:30 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 February 03:50 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 backing southerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 February 03:50 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon backing southerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 backing southerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 February 03:50 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, backing south 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 February 03:50 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, backing south 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 February 15:45 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south for a time, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south for a time, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south for a time, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 backing south or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 backing south or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 backing south or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 backing south or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 backing south or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 backing south or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, backing south or southwest 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, backing south or southwest 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in northeast, rough or very rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, backing south or southwest 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      In southeast, northwesterly backing westerly or southwesterly, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times. In northwest, southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, rough or very rough. in northwest, very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough in east.
    • Weather

      In southeast, occasional rain. In northwest, rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, good, occasionally poor. In northwest, moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in northeast, very rough or high in southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

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

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 February 15:45 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering southwesterly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent, increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      In south, southerly veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 for a time. In north, southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      In south, moderate or poor. In north, moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8, backing southerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9, backing southerly later

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 February 15:45 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering southwesterly imminent, increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 for a time, then perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 February 03:50 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 backing southerly later

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 February 03:50 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 backing southerly later

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 February 09:59 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8, backing southwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8 becoming cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or snow.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.