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The general synopsis at midnight

Low 400 miles west of north Bailey 974, expected Southeast Iceland 967 by midnight tonight

Issued 25 October 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 October 21:33 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 October 21:33 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 October 03:36 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 October 03:36 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 October 03:36 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  6. Forth

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

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming rough in northeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough in southwest, otherwise slight ot moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 October 03:36 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 October 03:36 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate in north.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 October 03:36 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 imminent, increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 October 03:36 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 October 03:36 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 October 03:36 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 October 03:36 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon, increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming very high later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 October 03:36 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon, increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming very high later south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 October 21:33 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.