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The general synopsis at 20 November 20:00 UTC

At 201200UTC, low 47 north 36 west 985 expected 45 north 27 west 992 by 211200UTC. Low 57 north 07 west 1003 clearing away eastwards by same time. New lows expected 53 north 18 west 995 and 54 north 11 west 993 by that time.

Issued 20 November 20:00 UTC

  1. Sole

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. Shannon

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    • Wind

      South, becoming cyclonic later 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  3. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  4. Bailey

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    • Wind

      East backing north or northeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  5. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Northeast veering east 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  6. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Northerly veering easterly, 4 or 5, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  7. East Northern Section

    Storm warning issued 20 November 20:00 UTC

    Northerly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the northeast of Denmark Strait and the far southwest of north Iceland south of 69 north until 211200UTC. Easterly winds are then expected to reach storm force 10 in the far northeast of East Northern Section, and storms are possible in sea areas Bailey and Southeast Iceland after 211200UTC.

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, backing northerly for a time, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 in north, and storm force 10 in far northeast.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers in north, outbreaks of rain or drizzle in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  8. West Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Easterly backing northerly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time, and perhaps very high later in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in south, otherwise wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor. Occasional light icing in far northwest.
  9. East Central Section

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, fog patches in north.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, fog patches in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor in north.
  11. Denmark Strait

    Storm warning issued 20 November 20:00 UTC

    Northerly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the northeast of Denmark Strait and the far southwest of north Iceland south of 69 north until 211200UTC. Easterly winds are then expected to reach storm force 10 in the far northeast of East Northern Section, and storms are possible in sea areas Bailey and Southeast Iceland after 211200UTC.

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 in east until later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor. Severe icing east of 26 west with temperatures mso5 to ms06.
  12. North Iceland

    Storm warning issued 20 November 20:00 UTC

    Northerly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the northeast of Denmark Strait and the far southwest of north Iceland south of 69 north until 211200UTC. Easterly winds are then expected to reach storm force 10 in the far northeast of East Northern Section, and storms are possible in sea areas Bailey and Southeast Iceland after 211200UTC.

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm force 10 in southwest until later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of snow.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor. Moderate to severe icing in northwest with temperatures ms05 to ms06, and very severe icing in far northwest, within 50 miles of ice edge with temperatures ms07 to ms08.
  13. Norwegian Basin

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming mainly easterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.