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The general synopsis at 1 August 19:00 UTC

At 011200UTC, low 49 north 30 west 993 expected 53 north 20 west 982 by 021200UTC. Low 58 north 11 west 1002 expected 62 north 07 west 1012 by same time. New low expected 61 north 29 west 1008 by that time. at 011200UTC, high 64 north 45 west 1026, slow moving with little change by 021200UTC. High 77 north 30 west 1029 expected 71 north 27 west 1025 by same time

Issued 1 August 20:00 UTC

  1. Sole

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8, but 4 at first in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  3. Rockall

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, mainly south or southeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  4. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming easterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  5. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming southeasterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      In southeast, cyclonic, becoming southeasterly later, 4 or 5. in northwest, northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, slight or moderate. in northwest, moderate.
    • Weather

      In southeast, showers. in northwest, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, good. in northwest, moderate or good.
  7. East Northern Section

    Storm warning issued 1 August 20:00 UTC

    At 011200UTC, low 49 north 30 west 993 expected 53 north 20 west 982 by 021200UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 between 30 and 100 miles of the centre in the southwestern quadrant and between 50 and 200 miles of the centre in the western quadrant after 021800UTC.

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, backing northerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  8. West Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly, but becoming cyclonic later in east, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in far southeast and in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  9. East Central Section

    Storm warning issued 1 August 20:00 UTC

    At 011200UTC, low 49 north 30 west 993 expected 53 north 20 west 982 by 021200UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 between 30 and 100 miles of the centre in the southwestern quadrant and between 50 and 200 miles of the centre in the western quadrant after 021800UTC.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic at first in north, otherwise southwesterly veering westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers with fog patches, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming mainly good.
  10. West Central Section

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    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming southeasterly 4 or 5 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in east.
    • Weather

      Rain later in far southwest.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Denmark Strait

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first near greenland coast, otherwise northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later, mainly in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough, but mainly slight later in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  12. North Iceland

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    • Wind

      Varaible, mainly easterly or northeasterly at first, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  13. Norwegian Basin

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    • Wind

      Variable or cyclonic, mainly easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches at first in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or very poor at first in west, otherwise mainly good.