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The general synopsis at 23 February 08:00 UTC

At 230000UTC, low 54 north 12 west 981 expected 55 north 17 east 976 by 240000UTC. Low 64 north 30 west 976 expected 66 north 32 west 984 by same time. Low 41 north 52 west 989 expected 56 north 35 west 980 by that time. at 230000UTC, low 36 north 53 west 989 expected 48 north 40 west 985 by 240000UTC. Low 62 north 20 east 965 expected 64 north 26 east 970 by same time. High 76 north 20 west 1021 slow moving declining 1017 by that time. New high expected 45 north 17 west 1025 by 240000UTC

Issued 23 February 08:00 UTC

  1. Sole

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing westerly 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Poor becoming good.
  2. Shannon

    Storm warning issued 23 February 08:00 UTC

    No storms.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic severe gale 9 to violent storm 11, becoming northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  3. Rockall

    Storm warning issued 23 February 08:00 UTC

    No storms.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic severe gale 9 to violent storm 11, becoming northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  4. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  6. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Easterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  7. East Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Westerly, backing southerly 6 to gale 8, becoming cy later in far west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or snow.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.
  8. West Northern Section

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or snow.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor. Light icing later in far west.
  9. East Central Section

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain and drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.
  10. West Central Section

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  11. Denmark Strait

    Storm warning issued 22 February 20:00 UTC

    At 221200UTC, developing low 52 north 24 west expected 53 north 00 east 974 by 231200UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 or violent storm force 11 in the southwest quadrant between 100 and 200 miles of the centre from 222300UTC. Low 63 north 35 west 979 expected 65 north 30 west with little change by same time. Northeasterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the northwest of the Denmark Strait until 230300UTC.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6, but becoming variable 3 or 4 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional snow.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor. Moderate or severe icing within 100 miles of ice shelf for a time with temperatures ms04 to ms07.
  12. North Iceland

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good. Light icing at first in north with temperatures around ms02.
  13. Norwegian Basin

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    • Wind

      Northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.