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The general synopsis at 31 March 19:00 UTC

At 311200UTC, low 42 north 48 west 999 expected 55 north 43 west 991 by 011200UTC. Low 64 north 21 east 977 expected 71 north 20 east 983 by same time. High 42 north 17 west 1039 expected 46 north 11 west 1037 by that time. at 311200UTC, high 65 north 45 west 1019 expected 71 north 37 west 1029 by 011200UTC. Lows 63 north 01 west 978, 64 north 34 west 999, 71 north 13 west 986 and 74 north 09 west 987 all losing their identities

Issued 31 March 20:00 UTC

  1. Sole

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  2. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      High becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  3. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly gale 8 or severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally wintry showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  4. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      High becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      High becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor, light icing in north.
  7. East Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Westerly backing southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time, veering southerly 5 or 6 later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers at first in north, otherwise occasional rain, fog patches developing later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good at first in north, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later.
  8. West Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6 at first in north, otherwise easterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in west, perhaps severe gale 9 later in far west, then veering southerly later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair at first in north, otherwise rain with snow for a time in west, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Good at first in north, otherwise moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.
  9. East Central Section

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.
  10. West Central Section

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    • Wind

      Easterly at first in far north, otherwise southerly veering westerly later in west, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, extensive fog forming in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, but mainly very poor in north.
  11. Denmark Strait

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly northeasterly at first, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far south and in far east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor. Occasional light icing in east with temperatures ms03 to ms06.
  12. North Iceland

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic at first in east, otherwise mainly northerly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      High at first in far southeast, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming moderate near ice edge.
    • Weather

      Occasional snow or snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor. Light or moderate icing, becoming severe at times, but clearing from southeast, temperatures near ms02 at first in southeast, otherwise ms04 to ms07.
  13. Norwegian Basin

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9 for a time, except in far northeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming very rough or high, except in far northeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, snow or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.