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The general synopsis at 12 February 20:00 UTC

At 121200UTC, low 49 north 25 west 986 expected 49 north 02 east 975 by 131200UTC. Low 56 north 30 west 979 expected 58 north 37 west 981 by same time. Low 48 north 01 east 989 losing its identity by that time. New low expected 55 north 17 west 982 by 131200UTC. Low 72 north 17 west 994 expected 75 north 00 west 996 by same time

Issued 12 February 20:00 UTC

  1. Sole

    Storm warning issued 12 February 20:00 UTC

    At 121200UTC, low 49 north 25 west 986 expected 49 north 02 east 975 by 131200UTC. Winds will reach storm force 10 between 30 and 150 miles of the centre in the southwest quadrant until 131200UTC.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 to storm 10 for a time, becoming northwesterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  2. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, increasing 7 to severe gale 9 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. East Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly, becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, but mainly 4 or 5 at first in far south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, with sleet and snow showers in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good, but becoming very poor at times in south.
  9. East Central Section

    Storm warning issued 12 February 20:00 UTC

    At 121200UTC, low 49 north 25 west 986 expected 49 north 02 east 975 by 131200UTC. Winds will reach storm force 10 between 30 and 150 miles of the centre in the southwest quadrant until 131200UTC.

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  10. West Central Section

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    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers, becoming wintry at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  11. Denmark Strait

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Snow then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, becoming good. Severe or very severe icing at first with temperatures ms11 to ms14.
  12. North Iceland

    Storm warning issued 12 February 08:00 UTC

    At 120000UTC, developing low near 46 north 40 west expected 49 north 12 west 971 by 130000UTC. Winds will reach storm force 10 between 30 and 150 miles of the centre in the southwest quadrant after 121500UTC. Developing low near 69 north 18 west expected 73 north 09 west 989 by same time. Northerly or northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 in sea area north Iceland north of 72 north and east of 15 west after 121800UTC.

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, backing northeasterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, but fair in far southeast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor except in far southeast.
  13. Norwegian Basin

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in far west and far east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.