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The general synopsis at 1800

High northwest Fitzroy 1036 expected 120 miles southwest of Fitzroy 1036 by 1800 Sunday. New low moving steadily northeast, expected 200 miles northeast of Iceland 951 by same time

Issued 24 January 23:15 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 January 15:49 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 January 15:49 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southwesterly 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later in north.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly backing northerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northeasterly backing northerly 5 or 6. In north, southerly 4 or 5, veering southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      In south, moderate becoming rough. in north, rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      In south, mainly fair. In north, rain later.
    • Visibility

      In south, moderate or good. In north, good, occasionally poor later.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, veering southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 January 15:49 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest, veering westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming rough in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 January 03:49 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 imminent then veering westerly soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 January 03:49 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering westerly soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 January 03:49 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 imminent then veering westerly soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 January 03:49 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming very high.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 January 21:55 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly later, 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 January 03:49 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 imminent then veering westerly soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly veering westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 January 03:49 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly veering westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.