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The general synopsis at midday

Low 500 miles west of Sole 1003 expected Fair Isle 978 by midday tomorrow, low Shannon 1013 losing its identity

Issued 27 March 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 21:54 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, backing southeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 21:54 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, backing southeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 15:45 UTC

    Southeasterly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, backing southeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 21:54 UTC

    Southerly severe gale force 9 expected soon

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    • Wind

      West or southwest backing south for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 21:54 UTC

    Southerly severe gale force 9 expected soon

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    • Wind

      West or southwest backing south for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 21:54 UTC

    Southerly severe gale force 9 expected soon

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    • Wind

      West or southwest backing south for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 15:45 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West backing south or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 15:45 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West backing south or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 15:45 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West backing south or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 15:45 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West backing south or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      West backing south or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 09:45 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 09:45 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 09:45 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 09:45 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 03:50 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 03:50 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly backing southeasterly, then veering westerly, but becoming cyclonic for a time in north, 5 to 7, increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 15:45 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon veering westerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly backing southeasterly, then veering westerly, 5 to 7, increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 15:45 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon veering westerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly backing southeasterly, then veering westerly, but becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 to 7, increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Southwest, becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 March 15:45 UTC

    Southeasterly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast, becoming cyclonic then northwest, 5 to 7, increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast, becoming cyclonic then northwest, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.