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

The general synopsis at 0600

Low Portland 1004 moving slowly northwest, losing its identity by 0600 tomorrow. Complex low Fitzroy 1001 slow-moving, filling 1002 by same time

Issued 21 November 11:30 UTC by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 November 09:44 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering southeasterly imminent

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    • Wind

      In southwest, southeasterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5. In northeast, variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      In southwest, rough or very rough, becoming moderate. in northeast, moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In southwest, showers. In northeast, fair.
    • Visibility

      In southwest, good. In northeast, good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 November 09:44 UTC

    Easterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 November 03:46 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 continuing, veering southeasterly and decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 November 09:44 UTC

    Easterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 November 03:46 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 continuing, veering southeasterly and decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 November 03:46 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 continuing, veering southeasterly and decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 November 21:40 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 continuing, veering southeasterly and decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 November 21:40 UTC

    Easterly severe gale force 9 continuing, decreasing gale force 8 later

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    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first, becoming moderate, occasionally slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 November 21:40 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 continuing, veering southeasterly and decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first, becoming moderate, occasionally slight later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      South or southeast, backing east at times, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      South or southeast, backing east at times, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      South or southeast, backing east at times, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      South or southeast, backing east at times, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, south or southeast 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times. In south, cyclonic 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      In north, moderate or rough, occasionally very rough. in south, moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In north, thundery showers. In south, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      In north, good, occasionally poor. In south, good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Westerly, but cyclonic for a time in far southeast, backing southwesterly later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      In west, northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. In east, cyclonic or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      In west, moderate or rough. in east, moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      In west, thundery showers. In east, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      In west, good, occasionally poor. In east, good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, backing east 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 November 15:40 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, veering southeasterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 November 09:44 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering southeasterly soon

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, veering southeasterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 November 09:44 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, veering southeasterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 November 03:46 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, veering southeasterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 November 09:44 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      In south, easterly or northeasterly, veering southeasterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later. In north, easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      In south, rough or very rough, occasionally moderate. in north, moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      In south, thundery showers. In north, showers.
    • Visibility

      In south, good, occasionally poor. In north, good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, occasionally northeasterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.