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The general synopsis at midnight

Developing Atlantic low moving rapidly northwards, expected southwest Iceland 962 by midnight tonight. High Sole 1031 dissipating

Issued 2 October 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 October 22:03 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 October 22:03 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming rough in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 October 03:49 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      In east, northwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. In west, southwesterly 4 or 5 backing southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      In east, moderate, becoming rough in north. in west, slight becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      In east, mainly fair. In west, rain later.
    • Visibility

      In east, good. In west, moderate or good.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 October 03:49 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 backing southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 October 03:49 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 backing southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then southerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      In north, northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then southerly 5 or 6 later. In south, northeasterly 3 or 4, veering southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, veering southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      In northeast, variable becoming southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. In southwest, variable, becoming southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      In northeast, fair. In southwest, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      In northeast, moderate or good. In southwest, good, occasionally very poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, variable, becoming southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later. In south, easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

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

      In north, good, occasionally very poor. In south, good.
  18. Trafalgar

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 October 15:05 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      In southeast, easterly 6 to gale 8. In northwest, northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, moderate or rough. in northwest, moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6. In north, variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 October 03:49 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 October 03:49 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally high in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 October 15:05 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing southerly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

      High.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 October 15:05 UTC

    Southerly severe gale force 9 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      High.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 October 15:05 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing southerly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

      High.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 October 15:05 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent, backing southerly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

      High, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 October 22:03 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent backing southerly soon and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 for a time, except in east.
    • Sea State

      High.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 October 15:05 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing southerly and increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

      High, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 October 22:03 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 backing southerly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 for a time, except in west.
    • Sea State

      High.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.