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

The general synopsis at 16 August 07:00 UTC

At 160000UTC, low 63 north 13 west 989 expected 69 north 09 west 987 by 170000UTC. Low 57 north 51 west 996 expected 60 north 34 west 987 by same time. Sub-tropical storm ernesto 39 north 45 west, expected 44 north 40 west by that time. Low 63 north 41 west 1003, losing its identity

Issued 16 August 07:00 UTC by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  1. Sole

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. Shannon

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate, becoming moderate or poor later.
  3. Rockall

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate, becoming moderate or poor later.
  4. Bailey

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    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.
  5. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Variable or cyclonic 3 or 4, becoming westerly 5 or 6 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  7. East Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Westerly, backing southerly for a time, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.
  8. West Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, becoming westerly or southwesterly, but cyclonic for a time in northwest, 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then mainly fair, except in far north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good, except in far north.
  9. East Central Section

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in far north, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in northeast, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then occasional drizzle with rain at times in north, fog patches later in west.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good becoming moderate or poor and very poor at times later in west.
  10. West Central Section

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 or 7, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later in central and western areas.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.
  11. Denmark Strait

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at times near greenland coast, otherwise northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in far southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times near greenland coast, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in east, fog patches near greenland coast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor near greenland coast.
  12. North Iceland

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic in southeast, otherwise mainly northeasterly backing northerly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches, becoming fog banks later in northwest.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering southwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 near Norwegian coast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.