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The general synopsis at 0600

High Fitzroy 1032 expected western France 1027 by 0600 Thursday. New low moving steadily northeastwards expected just west of Iceland 974 by same time

Issued 22 October 10:30 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 October 09:48 UTC

    Gale now ceased, but southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly, backing southerly or southwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 October 09:48 UTC

    Gale now ceased, but southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly, backing southerly or southwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 October 03:24 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly, backing southerly or southwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly, backing southerly or southwesterly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 October 09:48 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 October 09:48 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 October 09:48 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 October 09:48 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 15:44 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Rain or showers later.
    • Weather

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, but 6 or 7 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Rain or showers later.
    • Weather

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8 backing southwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 October 03:24 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      South, veering southwest, 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 October 09:48 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 veering southwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      South, veering southwest, 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 15:44 UTC

    Gale now ceased but easterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8 at first in northwest, otherwise southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.