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The general synopsis at 23 October 07:00 UTC

At 230000UTC, low 60 north 16 west 991 expected Faeroes 985 by 240000UTC. Low 56 north 23 west 994 losing its identity by same time. New lows expected 70 north 00 east 1002 and 39 north 40 west 994 by that time. at 230000UTC, low balearics 1003 expected Biscay with little change by 240000UTC. High 53 north 55 west 1031 expected 53 north 48 west 1032 by same time. New high expected southern Greenland 1037 by that time. at 230000UTC, high eastern Greenland 1035 slow moving and declining 1033 by 240000UTC.

Issued 23 October 07:00 UTC by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  1. Sole

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7, veering westerly 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  2. Shannon

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    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  3. Rockall

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    • Wind

      In northwest, cyclonic 3 to 5, becoming northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9. in southeast, southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      In northwest, rough or very rough becoming high. in southeast, rough or very rough, occasionally high later in northwest.
    • Weather

      In northwest, rain. in southeast, rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      In northwest, good, occasionally poor. in southeast, good, occasionally moderate.
  4. Bailey

    Storm warning issued 23 October 07:00 UTC

    At 230000UTC, low 60 north 16 west 991 expected Faeroes 985 by 240000UTC. Northeasterly storm force 10 winds are expected in eastern Southeast Iceland from 11z until 21z, northwestern Bailey from 10z until 24z and in eastern East Northern Section 09z until 18z.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming north later, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in west, but 2 to 4 at first in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high in west.
    • Weather

      Rain then sleet.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  5. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Southeast Iceland

    Storm warning issued 23 October 07:00 UTC

    At 230000UTC, low 60 north 16 west 991 expected Faeroes 985 by 240000UTC. Northeasterly storm force 10 winds are expected in eastern Southeast Iceland from 11z until 21z, northwestern Bailey from 10z until 24z and in eastern East Northern Section 09z until 18z.

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in east.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Snow.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor.
  7. East Northern Section

    Storm warning issued 23 October 07:00 UTC

    At 230000UTC, low 60 north 16 west 991 expected Faeroes 985 by 240000UTC. Northeasterly storm force 10 winds are expected in eastern Southeast Iceland from 11z until 21z, northwestern Bailey from 10z until 24z and in eastern East Northern Section 09z until 18z.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northeasterly, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in east, backing northerly 5 to 7 later, occasionally gale 8 in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough in northwest and at first in southeast.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in southeast, otherwise wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  8. West Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 or less in northwest, otherwise northerly or northeasterly 7 or gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in southeast, decreasing 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in southeast, becoming moderate in northwest.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor mainly in east.
  9. East Central Section

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, veering northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, becoming cyclonic later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in southeast, very rough, occasionally high in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. West Central Section

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5 at first in southeast, otherwise northerly 6 to gale 8, veering northeasterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in northeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  11. Denmark Strait

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough in east and moderate in southwest.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor. Light to moderate icing in northeast with temperatures ms02 to ms05.
  12. North Iceland

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    • Wind

      Northerly 6 to gale 8, veering northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, becoming cyclonic for a time in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first in far southeast, otherwise occasional snow or snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor, occasionally moderate. Light or moderate icing, occasionally severe near ice edge, with temperatures ms02 to ms07.
  13. Norwegian Basin

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    • Wind

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

      Very rough, occasionally high in far northwest and rough in far northeast.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.