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The general synopsis at 30 January 08:00 UTC

At 300000UTC, low 61 north 02 east 958 expected 60 north 00 east 966 by 310000UTC. New low expected 63 north 38 west 1022 by same time. High 68 north 36 west 1025 expected 64 north 44 west 1026 by that time. Lows 54 north 05 west 971 and 53 north 28 west 1003 losing their identities

Issued 30 January 08:00 UTC

  1. Sole

    Storm warning issued 29 January 20:00 UTC

    At 291200UTC, low 63 north 03 east 956 expected Viking 963 by 301200UTC. Northerly or northeasterly winds will reach storm force 10 at times in the far southeast of sea area north Iceland throughout, in the east of sea area Southeast Iceland throughout, in the far west of Norwegian Basin after 292100UTC, in Faeroes after 300400UTC and in the north of Bailey after 300600UTC. Low 59 north 11 west 967 expected northern France 975 by same time. Northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 at times in the east of Rockall and the northeast of Shannon until 300000UTC and in the northeast of Sole between 300000UTC and 300500UTC.

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      High, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later in west.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. Shannon

    Storm warning issued 29 January 20:00 UTC

    At 291200UTC, low 63 north 03 east 956 expected Viking 963 by 301200UTC. Northerly or northeasterly winds will reach storm force 10 at times in the far southeast of sea area north Iceland throughout, in the east of sea area Southeast Iceland throughout, in the far west of Norwegian Basin after 292100UTC, in Faeroes after 300400UTC and in the north of Bailey after 300600UTC. Low 59 north 11 west 967 expected northern France 975 by same time. Northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 at times in the east of Rockall and the northeast of Shannon until 300000UTC and in the northeast of Sole between 300000UTC and 300500UTC.

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  3. Rockall

    Storm warning issued 29 January 20:00 UTC

    At 291200UTC, low 63 north 03 east 956 expected Viking 963 by 301200UTC. Northerly or northeasterly winds will reach storm force 10 at times in the far southeast of sea area north Iceland throughout, in the east of sea area Southeast Iceland throughout, in the far west of Norwegian Basin after 292100UTC, in Faeroes after 300400UTC and in the north of Bailey after 300600UTC. Low 59 north 11 west 967 expected northern France 975 by same time. Northwesterly winds will reach storm force 10 at times in the east of Rockall and the northeast of Shannon until 300000UTC and in the northeast of Sole between 300000UTC and 300500UTC.

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  4. Bailey

    Storm warning issued 30 January 08:00 UTC

    At 300000UTC, low 61 north 02 east 958 expected 60 north 00 east 966 by 310000UTC. Northerly or northeasterly winds will continue to reach storm force 10 at times in sea area Faeroes and the far west of Norwegian Basin throughout, in the southeast of north Iceland until 310600UTC, in sea area Southeast Iceland until 302300UTC, and the east of sea area Bailey between 301000UTC and 302200UTC.

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  5. Faeroes

    Storm warning issued 30 January 08:00 UTC

    At 300000UTC, low 61 north 02 east 958 expected 60 north 00 east 966 by 310000UTC. Northerly or northeasterly winds will continue to reach storm force 10 at times in sea area Faeroes and the far west of Norwegian Basin throughout, in the southeast of north Iceland until 310600UTC, in sea area Southeast Iceland until 302300UTC, and the east of sea area Bailey between 301000UTC and 302200UTC.

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  6. Southeast Iceland

    Storm warning issued 30 January 08:00 UTC

    At 300000UTC, low 61 north 02 east 958 expected 60 north 00 east 966 by 310000UTC. Northerly or northeasterly winds will continue to reach storm force 10 at times in sea area Faeroes and the far west of Norwegian Basin throughout, in the southeast of north Iceland until 310600UTC, in sea area Southeast Iceland until 302300UTC, and the east of sea area Bailey between 301000UTC and 302200UTC.

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  7. East Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, but 7 to severe gale 9 in east until later, backing westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 later in far west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in far northwest, otherwise very rough or high, occasionally very high in far east.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, becoming mainly fair later in west.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 5 or 6 for a time, then becoming southeasterly 6 to gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or snow, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  9. East Central Section

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, decreasing 3 or 4 later in far west.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or squally showers, occasionally wintry in north.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in southeast, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  11. Denmark Strait

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming cyclonic mainly westerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. North Iceland

    Storm warning issued 30 January 08:00 UTC

    At 300000UTC, low 61 north 02 east 958 expected 60 north 00 east 966 by 310000UTC. Northerly or northeasterly winds will continue to reach storm force 10 at times in sea area Faeroes and the far west of Norwegian Basin throughout, in the southeast of north Iceland until 310600UTC, in sea area Southeast Iceland until 302300UTC, and the east of sea area Bailey between 301000UTC and 302200UTC.

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly backing northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in east, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor. Occasional light icing with temperatures ms02 to ms04.
  13. Norwegian Basin

    Storm warning issued 30 January 08:00 UTC

    At 300000UTC, low 61 north 02 east 958 expected 60 north 00 east 966 by 310000UTC. Northerly or northeasterly winds will continue to reach storm force 10 at times in sea area Faeroes and the far west of Norwegian Basin throughout, in the southeast of north Iceland until 310600UTC, in sea area Southeast Iceland until 302300UTC, and the east of sea area Bailey between 301000UTC and 302200UTC.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in south, becoming easterly 5 or 6 later in north and variable 3 or 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in west, becoming moderate later in northeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.