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Mapping images supplied by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The general synopsis at 24 April 19:00 UTC

At 241200UTC, low 51 north 22 west 982 expected 46 north 09 west 995 by 251200UTC. Low 61 north 40 west 987, slow-moving, deepening 985 by same time. High 45 north 40 west 1023 dissipating by that time. at 241200UTC, lows 53 north 16 west and 49 north 13 west, both 982, both losing their identities by 251200UTC. Low 64 north 36 west 981 moving quickly west and losing its identity by same time. New low moving slowly northwest expected 55 north 13 west 983 by that time. New low moving rather quickly east expected 49 north 37 west 1001 by 251200UTC

Issued 24 April 19:00 UTC by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  1. Sole

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming mainly westerly, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      In southeast, easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times. in northwest, northeasterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In southeast, rain or showers. in northwest, rain later.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, good, occasionally poor. in northwest, good, occasionally poor later.
  7. East Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in north, otherwise northerly or northwesterly, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, occasionally severe gale 9 in far south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first in north, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, turning wintry at times in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor at times in west.
  8. West Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in north, very rough or high in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional snow.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  9. East Central Section

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic at first in east, and later in west, otherwise northwesterly, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  10. West Central Section

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in east, and later in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, turning wintry at times in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor at times in north.
  11. Denmark Strait

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 near ice edge, decreasing 5 at times in far southeast.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in far southeast.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, turning to snow at times near ice edge.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor near ice edge.
  12. North Iceland

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, backing northeasterly at times in northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  13. Norwegian Basin

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in far east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in west, slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain or showers except in far east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.