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Low Southeast Iceland 970 slow-moving, filling 981 by 0600 tomorrow

Issued 22 December 10:30 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Gale now ceased, but westerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Gale now ceased, but westerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Gale now ceased, but westerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 21:50 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering westerly imminent

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    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 21:50 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Gale now ceased, but westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 09:41 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  13. Dover

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 09:41 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6 in north, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Easterly 6 to gale 8 far southeast, otherwise northeasterly veering southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5 later. In north, southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

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

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

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

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 21:50 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 December 21:50 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later in far northwest.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 continuing

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Westerly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale force 9 imminent

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 continuing

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Westerly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale force 9 imminent

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    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 December 04:00 UTC

    Storm force 10 backing southwesterly and decreasing severe gale force 9 imminent

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.