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The general synopsis at midday

Low Norwegian Basin 972 expected Fair Isle 983 by midday tomorrow. Low just west of Rockall 992 losing its identity.

Issued 1 March 17:25 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 March 09:45 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 March 15:55 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 March 15:55 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, veering westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, veering westerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 March 09:45 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 March 03:47 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 March 03:47 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 March 03:47 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 March 03:47 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 March 03:47 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time, then south 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 in south, otherwise southwesterly becoming cyclonic later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time, then south 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 March 09:45 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, backing south or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 February 21:54 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, backing south or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 February 21:54 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, backing south or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 February 21:54 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 in south, then becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 March 03:47 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 imminent increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      West gale 8 to storm 10 , backing south or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 February 21:54 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly 7 to severe gale 9 for a time in south, otherwise variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 March 09:45 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.