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Low Hebrides 963 expected western Norwegian Basin 960 by midday tomorrow

Issued 7 February 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 22:03 UTC

    Southerly severe gale force 9 continuing, decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

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

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 22:03 UTC

    Southerly severe gale force 9 continuing, decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

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

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 22:03 UTC

    Southerly severe gale force 9 continuing, decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 15:52 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9 veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 15:52 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9 veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 15:52 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9 veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 15:52 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 15:52 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 continuing

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 04:11 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 04:11 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 04:11 UTC

    Gale force 8 now veered southwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 09:52 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times, perhaps violent storm 11 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  13. Dover

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 09:52 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times, perhaps violent storm 11 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 09:52 UTC

    Gale force 8 now backed southwesterly, increasing severe gale force 9 imminent, increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  15. Portland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 09:52 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing southwesterly imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon, increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  16. Plymouth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 09:52 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing southwesterly imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon, increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  17. Biscay

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 15:52 UTC

    Gale force 8 now backed southwesterly, increasing severe gale force 9 imminent, veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough or very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 09:52 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now backed southwesterly, veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      In south, westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8. In north, southwesterly veering westerly gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

      In south, very rough or high, becoming high or very high later. in north, high, becoming very high or phenomenal.
    • Weather

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

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

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 09:52 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 imminent, veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 soon, increasing violent storm force 11 later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly gale 8 to storm 10, increasing violent storm 11 at times.
    • Sea State

      High, becoming very high or phenomenal.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Poor.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 15:52 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 soon, increasing violent storm force 11 later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly gale 8 to storm 10, increasing violent storm 11 at times.
    • Sea State

      High, becoming very high or phenomenal.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 09:52 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 soon, increasing violent storm force 11 later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly gale 8 to storm 10, increasing violent storm 11 at times.
    • Sea State

      High, becoming very high or phenomenal.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Poor.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 09:52 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in south, decreasing 6 at times in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 04:11 UTC

    Westerly storm force 10 increasing violent storm force 11 later

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    • Wind

      West severe gale 9 to violent storm 11, decreasing gale 8 at times later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high, becoming phenomenal for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 22:03 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 increasing storm force 10 imminent

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in south, decreasing 5 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 15:52 UTC

    Gale force 8 now backed southwesterly

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 09:52 UTC

    Gale force 8 now veered westerly, veering northeasterly soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming north 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor later.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 09:52 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing northeasterly and increasing severe gale force 9 imminent

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 at first in south, otherwise northeasterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 15:52 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering southwesterly imminent

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, but 6 to gale 8 at first in east, then becoming northwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 09:52 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing northeasterly and increasing severe gale force 9 imminent

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 at first in south and east, otherwise northeasterly backing northerly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first in south and east, otherwise very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 7 February 04:11 UTC

    Northeasterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly backing northerly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.