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

The general synopsis at 18 October 07:00 UTC

At 180000UTC, low Rockall 986 expected Irish Sea 993 by 190000UTC. New low expected Fisher 991 by same time. Low 42 north 31 west 1013 losing its identity by that time. at 180000UTC, high 46 north 40 west 1023 expected 47 north 36 west 1030 by 190000UTC. High 75 north 28 west 1026 expected 68 north 11 west 1022 by same time. High southern Greenland 1026 slow moving and intensifying 1031 by that time. at 180000UTC, high 68 north 36 west 1025 dissipating by 190000UTC.

Issued 18 October 07:00 UTC by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  1. Sole

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    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, becoming northwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming rough, occasionally moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7, backing north later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  4. Bailey

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  5. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming northeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 7 or gale 8, decreasing 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  7. East Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in northeast, backing northwesterly 3 or 4 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in east.
    • Weather

      Showers mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  8. West Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Northerly 4 to 6, becoming variable 4 or less, then southwesterly 4 to 6 later in north and west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.
  9. East Central Section

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly, veering northerly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers becoming fair in west.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. West Central Section

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first, in northeast, but variable 4 or less, becoming southeasterly 4 to 6 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first in northeast.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Denmark Strait

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 to 5 at first in south, otherwise variable 4 or less, becoming southwesterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  12. North Iceland

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7 in southeast, but westerly or northwesterly 3 to 5, backing southwesterly 4 to 6, in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in southeast.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, but occasional rain in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in southeast.
  13. Norwegian Basin

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first in northeast, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.