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The general synopsis at midnight

Low 200 miles west of Bailey 979 expected northwest Forties 996 by midnight tonight

Issued 3 March 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7 becoming variable 4, then northwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7 becoming variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7 becoming variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 March 03:19 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      In northeast, southwesterly 5 to 7 becoming variable 4, then northwesterly 5 to 7 later. In southwest, southwesterly veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 March 15:13 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 March 03:19 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 March 03:19 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 March 03:19 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 March 03:19 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 March 03:19 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 March 03:19 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing southwesterly imminent

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 March 21:36 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing southwesterly imminent

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 March 21:36 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing southwesterly imminent

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 March 05:41 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 March 05:41 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, westerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7. In south, variable 3 becoming northerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      In north, squally showers. In south, rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      In north, good, occasionally poor. In south, moderate or good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming northeasterly 5 to 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, variable 4 becoming northeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. In north, westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, rain then fair. In north, squally showers.
    • Visibility

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

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 March 09:45 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 March 15:13 UTC

    Gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 March 15:13 UTC

    Gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 March 03:19 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 March 09:45 UTC

    Gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 March 03:19 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 imminent

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 March 03:19 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 March 03:19 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now backed southwesterly, veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      In south, southwesterly veering northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first. In north, southwesterly becoming cyclonic then northwesterly, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high in south.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 March 03:19 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 imminent

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly becoming cyclonic then northwesterly, 6 to gale 8, but severe gale 9 or storm 10 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 becoming northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.