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Low Rockall 981 expected Baltic sea 976 by midnight tonight

Issued 23 February 05:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 21:52 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering northeasterly later

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    • Wind

      Northeast 6 to gale 8, backing northwest 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7, backing northwest 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Poor becoming good.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 21:52 UTC

    Northeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, backing northwest 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Poor becoming good.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 15:47 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering northerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, becoming northwest 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Sleet then showers.
    • Visibility

      Poor becoming good.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 15:47 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering northerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, becoming northwest 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Sleet then showers.
    • Visibility

      Poor becoming good.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 23 February 03:55 UTC

    Gale now ceased but northerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northwest, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or snow.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 23 February 03:55 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northwest, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or snow.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 15:47 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, becoming northwest 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Poor becoming good.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 21:52 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon, veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      West gale 8 to storm 10, veering northwest 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor at first.
  13. Dover

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 21:52 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon, veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      West gale 8 to storm 10, veering northwest 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor at first.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 21:52 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon, veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      West gale 8 to storm 10, veering northwest 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor at first.
  15. Portland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 21:52 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering westerly and increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 21:52 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering westerly and increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  17. Biscay

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 21:52 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly, veering northerly, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Westerly, veering northerly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 23 February 03:55 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering northwesterly imminent

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    • Wind

      In south, westerly, veering northerly, 5 to 7. In north, northwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing westerly 4.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, rain or showers. In north, rain at first.
    • Visibility

      In south, good occasionally poor. In north, poor becoming good.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 15:47 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering northwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing westerly 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Poor becoming good.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 21:52 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      West or northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 21:52 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      West or northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 21:52 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent, veering westerly and increasing violent storm force 11 soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic severe gale 9 to violent storm 11, becoming northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 23 February 03:55 UTC

    Northwesterly violent storm force 11 decreasing severe gale force 9 imminent

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic severe gale 9 to violent storm 11, becoming northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 23 February 03:55 UTC

    Northwesterly violent storm force 11 decreasing severe gale force 9 imminent

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic severe gale 9 to violent storm 11, becoming northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 21:52 UTC

    Northerly gale force 8 imminent increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      North 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, backing west 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 15:47 UTC

    Gale now ceased but northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      North 6 to gale 8, backing west 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 15:47 UTC

    Gale now ceased but northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 February 09:41 UTC

    Gale now ceased but easterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Easterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.