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The general synopsis at midday

Low 250 miles west of Bailey 973, expected just south of Iceland 971 by midday tomorrow. New low moving rapidly northeastwards, expected north Shannon 994 by same time

Issued 31 October 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 31 October 15:34 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 to gale 8, veering southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 31 October 15:34 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 to gale 8, veering southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 31 October 15:34 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 to gale 8, veering southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      South 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good later.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good later.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good later.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain early and later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, southerly veering southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7, perhaps gale 8 later. In south, southeasterly veering westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      In north, rain early and later. In south, showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  18. Trafalgar

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 October 21:37 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      In southeast, easterly 6 to gale 8 . In northwest, southerly 5 to 7, veering westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, moderate. in northwest, moderate at first, otherwise rough.
    • Weather

      In southeast, fair . In northwest, rain at times.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, good. In northwest, good occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 31 October 09:40 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      In southeast, southerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly for a time, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later. In northwest, westerly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, moderate or rough. in northwest, moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

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

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

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 31 October 09:40 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 31 October 15:34 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing south 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 31 October 09:40 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing south 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 31 October 15:34 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing south 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 31 October 09:40 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West backing south for a time, 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 31 October 15:34 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 31 October 15:34 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 31 October 15:34 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 31 October 15:34 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now backed southerly and decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic at first, otherwise southerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.