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The general synopsis at 1 April 19:00 UTC

At 011200UTC, low 54 north 44 west 991 expected 60 north 41 west 987 by 021200UTC. New low moving rapidly northeastwards, expected 52 north 49 west 980 by same time. New high expected 77 north 20 west 1025 by that time. at 011200UTC, high 46 north 12 west 1037 expected 44 north 29 west 1031 by 021200UTC. Lows 64 north 05 east 991 and 71 north 18 east 984 both losing their identities

Issued 1 April 20:00 UTC

  1. Sole

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  2. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  3. Rockall

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    • Wind

      In south, southwesterly 5 to 7. in north, northwesterly 5 or 6, veering northerly 4 or 5, then southeasterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough.
    • Weather

      In south, rain or drizzle. in north, rain.
    • Visibility

      In south, moderate or poor. in north, moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  4. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Northwest veering southeast 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.
  5. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Northerly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, veering easterly 5 to 7 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Northerly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, veering easterly 5 to 7 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. East Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Easterly 6 to gale 8 at first in north, otherwise southerly 4 or 5, veering westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain with fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, becoming good later.
  8. West Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Easterly 7 to severe gale 9 at first in north, otherwise southerly 5 or 6, veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west, backing southerly later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain with fog banks, becoming fair for a time, but further rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor, becoming mainly good.
  9. East Central Section

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly veering northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time in north and west, becoming variable 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  10. West Central Section

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly or southwesterly for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north and west, becoming variable 4 for a time in far southeast.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high in northwest, but becoming moderate or rough in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog banks at first in northeast, otherwise fair, further rain or showers later in west.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor at first in northeast, otherwise mainly good.
  11. Denmark Strait

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    • Wind

      Mainly easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in far south.
    • Sea State

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

      Snow showers then fair, snow later in far south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor, becoming poor or very poor later in far south. Light or moderate icing developing near ice edge, becoming severe later in far southwest, with temperatures ms02 to ms04.
  12. North Iceland

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    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in southeast, veering easterly in southwest, but becoming variable 3 or 4 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Snow showers, otherwise mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor. Occasional light icing away from southeast, but moderate at first in far east, with temperatures ms02 to ms05, but ms06 to ms08 in north.
  13. Norwegian Basin

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic at first in east and southeast, otherwise northerly, 5 to 7, backing northwesterly 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, snow or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.