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Low Viking 959 expected southwest Forties 974 by midday tomorrow

Issued 30 January 16:25 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 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, becoming northeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      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 at first, backing northeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      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, backing northeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 15:37 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then northerly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later, in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 09:57 UTC

    Gale now ceased but northerly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 veering north 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 15:37 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 15:37 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 15:37 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      In west, westerly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later. In east, cyclonic, mainly southerly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      In west, moderate or rough, becoming very rough. in east, moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly southerly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly southerly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  16. Plymouth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 15:37 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  17. Biscay

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 15:37 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  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 15:37 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      In east, northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later. In west, northwesterly veering northerly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      In east, rough or very rough, occasionally high. in west, very rough or high.
    • Weather

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

      In east, good, occasionally moderate. In west, good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 11:10 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      In west, northwesterly veering northerly 6 to gale 8. In east, northwesterly 6 to gale 8 veering northerly 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      In west, very rough or high. in east, rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

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

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 11:10 UTC

    Gale now ceased but northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon veering northerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8 veering northerly 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 11:10 UTC

    Gale now ceased but northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon veering northerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8 veering northerly 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 11:10 UTC

    Gale now ceased but northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon veering northerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8 veering northerly 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 09:57 UTC

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

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    • Wind

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

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 09:57 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering northerly imminent

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    • Wind

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

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 09:57 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8 veering northerly and increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      North 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 or poor, occasionally good.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 15:37 UTC

    Northerly storm force 10 continuing

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    • Wind

      Northerly gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 15:37 UTC

    Northerly storm force 10 continuing

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    • Wind

      Northerly gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 15:37 UTC

    Northerly storm force 10 continuing

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    • Wind

      Northerly gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 January 09:57 UTC

    Northerly storm force 10 continuing

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    • Wind

      Northerly gale 8 to 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 30 January 15:37 UTC

    Storm force 10 now backed northerly, decreasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Northerly gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.