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Low Hebrides 976 expected Norwegian Basin 983 by midnight tonight

Issued 2 June 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 June 03:19 UTC

    Southeasterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8, then veering southwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly, but becoming cyclonic for a time, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 June 03:19 UTC

    Southeasterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8, then veering southwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 June 03:19 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering southwesterly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 June 03:19 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 June 03:19 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 June 03:19 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 June 03:19 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 June 03:19 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 June 03:19 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering southwesterly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 June 03:19 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering southwesterly imminent and decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering west or southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 June 03:19 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering west or southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 June 03:19 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering west or southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.
  13. Dover

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 June 03:19 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering west or southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 June 03:19 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering west or southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.
  15. Portland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 June 03:19 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering west or southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.
  16. Plymouth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 June 03:19 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering west or southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.
  17. Biscay

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 June 21:24 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      In north, southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering westerly 4 or 5 later. In south, southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      In north, occasional rain, fair later. In south, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6, veering easterly later in southeast, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 June 15:48 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      In south, southwesterly veering northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north. In north, westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

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

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

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 June 15:48 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 June 15:48 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 June 15:48 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 June 15:48 UTC

    Storm force 10 veering southwesterly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 June 21:24 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 June 21:24 UTC

    Westerly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale force 9 imminent then gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, becoming northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northeasterly, backing northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly backing northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 June 15:48 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 backing easterly and decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northeasterly, backing northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly backing northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 June 15:48 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 backing northerly and decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly backing northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.