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The general synopsis at 1800

High Fitzroy 1032 expected Biscay 1029 by 1800 Wednesday. Low Viking 986 moving away southeast

Issued 21 October 23:15 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Northwesterly storm force 10 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, backing westerly 4, then backing southerly later 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first and later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing westerly 4, then backing southerly later 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first and later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 15:44 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering northwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, backing westerly 4, then backing southerly later 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first and later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Northwesterly violent storm force 11 decreasing severe gale force 9 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwest gale 8 to storm 10, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      High becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Northwesterly violent storm force 11 decreasing severe gale force 9 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, backing westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Northwesterly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic at first in east, otherwise northwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, backing westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Northwesterly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, backing westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Northwesterly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, backing westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 15:44 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, backing west 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  13. Dover

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 15:44 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 15:44 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, but 6 or 7 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northeasterly 4 or 5. In north, variable 4, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, fair. In north, fair.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 15:44 UTC

    Northwesterly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale force 9 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, backing south or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8 backing southwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, backing south or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, backing south or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, backing south or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent backing southwesterly later

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, backing south or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 21:32 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, backing south or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 October 15:44 UTC

    Gale now ceased but easterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5, backing easterly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8, veering southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.