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Low southeast Fair Isle 971 losing its identity

Issued 9 February 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 15:54 UTC

    Northeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      In northwest, northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 later, perhaps severe gale 9 later. In southeast, cyclonic, becoming northerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      In northwest, moderate or good, occasionally poor later. In southeast, good, occasionally moderate.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northerly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 15:54 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      In east, cyclonic, becoming northerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. In west, westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, then increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In east, showers. In west, rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 14:48 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, then increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 15:54 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, then increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 15:54 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, then increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 15:54 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, then increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in northwest, otherwise moderate, becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic at first in south, otherwise southwesterly veering northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 15:54 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 09:57 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  13. Dover

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 22:14 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      In northeast, westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times. In southwest, westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time in southwest.
    • Weather

      In northeast, showers. In southwest, squally showers.
    • Visibility

      In northeast, good, occasionally moderate. In southwest, moderate or good.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 04:13 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 22:14 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 continuing

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 22:14 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 continuing

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 15:54 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      High, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later in northeast.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5 in south, 6 or 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in far southeast, otherwise very rough, occasionally high at first.
    • Weather

      Rain in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 15:54 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      In south, westerly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time. In north, westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, then decreasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      In south, very rough, occasionally high at first in east. in north, high, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

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

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

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 15:54 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, then decreasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      High, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 22:14 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, then decreasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 15:54 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, then decreasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 22:14 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, then decreasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 15:54 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, then decreasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      High, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      In south, westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8 becoming cyclonic 4 or 5. In north, northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, showers. In north, showers, becoming wintry.
    • Visibility

      In south, moderate or poor, occasionally good later. In north, moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming wintry.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming wintry.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming wintry.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 09:57 UTC

    Northerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 for a time, then perhaps severe gale 9 later in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later in north.
    • Weather

      Rain, sleet or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 15:54 UTC

    Gale now ceased but northeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, sleet or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 9 February 15:54 UTC

    Northerly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, sleet or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.