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The general synopsis at 1800

Developing low moving very rapidly northeastwards, expected Cromarty 975 by 1800 on Sunday

Issued 26 February 00:15 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 21:45 UTC

    Southerly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 21:45 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 21:45 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 21:45 UTC

    Southerly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming south or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 21:45 UTC

    Southerly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming south or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 21:45 UTC

    Southerly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming south or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 at first in north, otherwise southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 at first in northwest, otherwise southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 at first, becoming southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 21:45 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 15:53 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time, occasionally high in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 15:53 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 15:53 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 15:53 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 15:53 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first, becoming very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 10:00 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming cyclonic for a time, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 10:00 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming cyclonic for a time, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 21:45 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming cyclonic for a time, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 21:45 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming cyclonic for a time, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 21:45 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering southwesterly and decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 21:45 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly at first, otherwise cyclonic 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, perhaps storm 10 later, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 21:45 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly at first in east, otherwise cyclonic 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 February 10:00 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent then backing southeasterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.