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The general synopsis at midday

Low 200 miles southwest of Iceland 973 expected Bailey 985 by midday tomorrow

Issued 2 March 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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

    Gale force 8 backing southwesterly later

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    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  8. Dogger

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

    Gale force 8 backing southwesterly later

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    • Wind

      West, backing southwest, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 March 03:21 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now backed westerly and decreased gale force 8

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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 2 March 03:21 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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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 2 March 03:21 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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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

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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 09:45 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 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

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    • Wind

      Westerly, veering northwesterly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Westerly, veering northwesterly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

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

      In north, rough or very rough. in south, rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      In north, squally wintry showers. In south, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Northerly 5 in southeast and southwesterly 5 in far northwest, otherwise variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

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

      In south, rough, occasionally very rough. in north, very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

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

      In south, moderate or good. 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

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry 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

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry 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

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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

    Gale force 8 now backed southwesterly

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    • Wind

      Southwest 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 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

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

    Severe gale force 9 backing southwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  26. Malin

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

    Severe gale force 9 backing southwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  27. Hebrides

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

    Westerly gale force 8 increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      In south, westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 later. In north, westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  28. Bailey

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

    Gale force 8 backing southwesterly later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly, backing southerly, 5 to 7, then becoming cyclonic later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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

    Westerly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming variable 4, then northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.