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The general synopsis at midnight

Low 400 miles west of Iceland 974 expected 100 miles west of Iceland 967 by midnight tonight

Issued 27 January 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly or southwesterly 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly or southwesterly 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly or southwesterly 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 January 03:47 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 January 03:47 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 January 03:47 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 January 03:47 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 January 03:47 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing southwest 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing southwest 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing southwest 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, backing west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northerly, backing westerly in north, 4 or 5, occasionally 6. In north, westerly or northwesterly 4, backing westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, mainly fair. In north, fair, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4, backing westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough in northwest later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 January 03:47 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7, then veering west 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 January 03:47 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7, then veering west 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 January 03:47 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7, then veering west 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 January 03:47 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5, increasing 6 or 7, then veering west 7 or gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 January 21:41 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering west 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 January 03:47 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon, veering westerly later and increasing severe gale force 9

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering west 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming high.
    • Weather

      Rain, then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 January 21:41 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering west 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming high.
    • Weather

      Rain, then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 January 21:41 UTC

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

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering west 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, then squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 January 15:40 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 January 09:46 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain, wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 January 09:46 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent, backing southwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain, wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.