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The general synopsis at 0600

High western France 1037 slow-moving, declining 1033 by 0600 tomorrow. Low Iceland 975, expected just north of Faeroes 970 by same time

Issued 21 December 10:30 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly becoming westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly becoming westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly becoming westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 December 21:55 UTC

    Gale now ceased, but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 December 21:55 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering westerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering westerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering westerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering westerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      In north, southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, veering westerly 5 to 7 later. In south, southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      In north, moderate or good. In south, moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, southwesterly 5 to 7. In south, mainly northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      In north, occasional drizzle. In south, mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      In north, moderate or good. In south, good.
  18. Trafalgar

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, but becoming easterly 6 or 7 in far southeast, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, mainly northeasterly 4 or 5. In north, southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, mainly fair. In north, occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

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

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 December 21:55 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 December 21:55 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough becoming high.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering westerly later

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming high, occasionally very high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good in north.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 December 21:55 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming high, occasionally very high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good in north.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

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

      Very rough, becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 04:00 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

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

      Very rough, becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 10:03 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      In south, westerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10. In north, southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, rain then squally wintry showers. In north, squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.