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Low southern Iceland 949 expected 200 miles northeast of Iceland 968 by midday tomorrow

Issued 26 February 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 15:59 UTC

    Gale force 8 now veered southwesterly

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    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 16:10 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8 in far southeast at first otherwise westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Poor, becoming good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      In west, westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7. In east, northwesterly 5 or 6 backing southwesterly 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In west, showers. In east, mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      In west, good. In east, mainly good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8 in east at first, otherwise northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Poor, becoming good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8 in east at first, otherwise northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Poor, becoming good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7 backing southwesterly 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7 backing southwesterly 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7 backing southwesterly 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7 backing southwesterly 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7 backing southwesterly 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      In east, northwesterly 5 to 7 backing southwesterly 5. In west, northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      In east, moderate or rough. in west, rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      In east, mainly fair. In west, showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      In east, mainly good. In west, moderate or good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In northwest, northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 to 7. In southeast, northwesterly 7 becoming variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate or good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      In southeast, northwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 4 then southwesterly 5 in north and west. In northwest, northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, rough or very rough. in northwest, very rough or high.
    • Weather

      In southeast, rain. In northwest, showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, moderate or good. In northwest, good, becoming moderate or poor.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough or high in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 backing southerly later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8, backing southerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9, backing southerly later

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    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 15:59 UTC

    Violent storm force 11 veering westerly imminent, decreasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      West severe gale 9 to violent storm 11 backing south or southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very high or phenomenal, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 03:53 UTC

    Southerly storm force 10 now decreased severe gale force 9, veering southwesterly imminent

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    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high in southeast, high or very high in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Storm force 10 veering westerly imminent then decreasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, backing southeasterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 February 21:44 UTC

    Westerly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, backing southeasterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor.