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Low Shannon 988 losing its identity. Developing low near brittany expected southern England 999 by midday tomorrow

Issued 30 April 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, but southeasterly 5 in far south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 April 15:38 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, veering south or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thunery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 April 15:38 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, veering south or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thunery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 April 15:38 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly west, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 April 15:38 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly west, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 April 19:41 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 imminent

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    • Wind

      Westerly, backing southwesterly later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 at first in southeast, otherwise 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, veering northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in southeast, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 April 15:38 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      In northeast, westerly, backing southwesterly later, 6 to gale 8. In southwest, westerly, backing southwesterly, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      In northeast, rough or very rough. in southwest, very rough, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      In northeast, thundery showers, rain later. In southwest, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 April 15:38 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 continuing, increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale force 9 in east, backing southwesterly 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 April 09:44 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming westerly 6 to gale 8 in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 April 09:44 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      East backing northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 April 15:38 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, becoming northwest, then backing south later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 April 09:44 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      In southwest, cyclonic 6 to gale 8, becoming southerly 5 or 6 later. In northeast, southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      In southwest, rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough. in northeast, rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      In southwest, rain at first. In northeast, mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      In southwest, poor, becoming good. In northeast, moderate or good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.