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Low Viking 958 slow-moving, filling 966 by midnight tonight. Low Irish Sea 971 losing its identity

Issued 30 January 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 03:46 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing southeasterly imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming southeasterly later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 03:46 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing southeasterly imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly backing southeasterly, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 January 21:54 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly backing southeasterly, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 January 21:54 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent veering northwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 January 09:57 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Northwest becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      South backing east later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or snow.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 03:46 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwest gale 8 or severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 03:46 UTC

    Northwesterly storm force 10 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Northwest severe gale 9 or storm 10, decreasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 03:46 UTC

    Northwesterly storm force 10 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Northwest severe gale 9 or storm 10, decreasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 03:46 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 continuing

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 03:46 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 03:46 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 03:46 UTC

    Northwesterly storm force 10 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      High, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later in west.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 03:46 UTC

    Northwesterly storm force 10 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      High, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 03:46 UTC

    Northwesterly storm force 10 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      High, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 03:46 UTC

    Northwesterly storm force 10 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 January 21:54 UTC

    Northwesterly storm force 10 decreasing gale force 8 soon, then increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 January 21:54 UTC

    Northwesterly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale force 9 imminent

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 January 21:54 UTC

    Northwesterly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale force 9 imminent

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 January 15:37 UTC

    Northerly severe gale force 9 increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 January 15:37 UTC

    Storm force 10 now backed northerly, decreasing severe gale force 9 imminent, increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 January 15:37 UTC

    Northerly severe gale force 9 imminent, increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first in southeast, otherwise high or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 January 09:57 UTC

    Northerly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8, increasing severe gale force 9 soon and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 January 20:53 UTC

    Northeasterly storm force 10 continuing

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.