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The general synopsis at midnight

Atlantic low moving very rapidly eastwards expected northern Germany 976 by midnight tonight. High 300 miles west of Trafalgar 1038 slow moving with little change

Issued 29 March 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 March 09:28 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 March 09:28 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 March 21:53 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 March 21:53 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 March 21:53 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 March 21:53 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 March 21:53 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 March 03:42 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming west 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 March 03:42 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 March 21:53 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 March 15:42 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 March 15:42 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 March 15:42 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 March 09:28 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 March 09:28 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 March 21:53 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      North 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 March 21:53 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, but 4 or 5 in far south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 March 03:42 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 March 09:28 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 March 09:28 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 March 09:28 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, otherwise very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 March 03:42 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 March 21:53 UTC

    Westerly storm force 10 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 March 21:53 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4, veering west 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 March 09:28 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 March 09:28 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 March 21:53 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 March 15:42 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 March 09:28 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming easterly 6, then veering westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later.
    • Weather

      Sleet or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.