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The general synopsis at midnight

Low 150 miles west of Shannon 974 expected northeast Rockall 957 by midnight tonight

Issued 6 February 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly or southeasterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly or southeasterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly or southeasterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly or southeasterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 5 February 16:00 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, veering westerly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  15. Portland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 5 February 16:00 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, veering westerly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  16. Plymouth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 5 February 16:00 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, veering westerly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  17. Biscay

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 5 February 16:00 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      In northwest, southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, veering westerly 6 to gale 8 later. In southeast, southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, then veering westerly later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      In northwest, moderate or poor. In southeast, good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 5 February 16:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough or very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

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

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

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

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 imminent veering southwesterly soon then increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 imminent veering southwesterly soon then increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 imminent veering southwesterly soon then increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 5 February 22:01 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southerly severe gale force 9 imminent veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      South 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming very high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 February 04:15 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 imminent veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 5 February 22:01 UTC

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

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    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 5 February 22:01 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 5 February 22:01 UTC

    Gale now ceased but easterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South backing east 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 5 February 22:01 UTC

    Gale now ceased but easterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South backing east 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 5 February 22:01 UTC

    Gale now ceased but easterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South backing east 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 5 February 22:01 UTC

    Gale now ceased but northeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming northeasterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.