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The general synopsis at midday

Low 100 miles east of Iceland 983 expected 250 miles northeast of Iceland 981 by midday tomorrow. New low moving rapidly eastwards, expected 75 miles south of Iceland 966 by same time. New high expected Fitzroy 1023 by that time

Issued 24 October 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 October 09:38 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 October 09:38 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 October 09:38 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 October 09:38 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 October 09:38 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or thundery showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or thundery showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or thundery showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or thundery showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or thundery showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, but easterly 5 or 6 in far southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5. In north, northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      In south, moderate becoming rough. in north, moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      In south, occasional rain or showers. In north, showers.
    • Visibility

      In south, moderate or good. In north, good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 October 03:37 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      High in north, otherwise very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 October 09:38 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming high, occasional very high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 October 09:38 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 October 09:38 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming high.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 October 09:38 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming high, occasional very high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 October 15:24 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 October 15:24 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 October 15:24 UTC

    Northeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.