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Low Rockall 987 expected Forties 983 by 1800 Tuesday

Issued 20 October 23:15 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 15:44 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 to gale 8, veering northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 21:29 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering northwesterly later

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming cyclonic, then northwesterly in west, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough, then very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 21:29 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering northwesterly later

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming cyclonic, then northwesterly in west, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough, then very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 15:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering northwest gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high, occasionally very high later.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 15:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering northwest gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 15:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering northwest gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 15:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering northwest gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 15:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering northwest gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high, occasionally very high later.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 21:29 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      In northeast, southwesterly 4, backing southeasterly 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later. In southwest, southwesterly 5, backing southerly 6 to gale 8, then veering northwesterly gale 8 to storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      In northeast, moderate, becoming rough or very rough. in southwest, moderate becoming rough or very rough, then high later.
    • Weather

      In northeast, fair then rain. In southwest, rain.
    • Visibility

      In northeast, good, occasionally poor. In southwest, good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 21:29 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5, backing southerly 6 to gale 8, then veering northwesterly gale 8 to storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough or very rough, then high later.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 15:44 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9,.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough, then high later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 00:52 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 imminent, veering northwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 00:52 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 imminent, veering northwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 00:52 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 imminent, veering northwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 15:44 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 15:44 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, variable 4, becoming easterly 5 or 6. In north, westerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 4.
    • Sea State

      In south, moderate. in north, rough.
    • Weather

      In south, fog patches. In north, rain at first.
    • Visibility

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

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 15:44 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering northwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 09:47 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 09:47 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 15:44 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent, veering northwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 soon, increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 09:47 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon, veering northwesterly later

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    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, backing west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 09:47 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent, veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 09:47 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8 in east at first, otherwise northwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 09:47 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8 in east at first, otherwise northwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 15:44 UTC

    Gale now ceased but northwesterly storm force 10 expected soon, increasing violent storm force 11 later

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, occasionally violent storm 11, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 09:47 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon, veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8, veering northwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 15:44 UTC

    Gale now ceased but northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 October 09:47 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering southwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 imminent, veering northwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, backing westerly 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.