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The general synopsis at midday

High western France 1038 slow-moving, declining 1032 by midday tomorrow. Low northeast Iceland 970 expected Norwegian Sea 974 by same time. Low 150 miles southwest of Iceland 965 expected Southeast Iceland 969 by that time

Issued 21 December 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 December 21:55 UTC

    Gale now ceased, but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 December 21:55 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering westerly 5 to 7, except in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      In north, southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering westerly 5 to 7. In south, southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

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

      In north, moderate or good. In south, moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, southwesterly 5 or 6. In south, mainly northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      In north, moderate or rough. in south, rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      In north, occasional drizzle. In south, mainly fair.
    • Visibility

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

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, but becoming easterly 6 or 7 in far southeast, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, mainly northeasterly 4 or 5. In north, southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      In south, rough, becoming slight or moderate. in north, moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In south, mainly fair. In north, occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

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

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 December 21:55 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 December 21:55 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming high.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering westerly later

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming high.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 December 21:55 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming high.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering westerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering westerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, becoming cyclonic later 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.