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The general synopsis at 21 October 07:00 UTC

At 210000UTC low 65 north 22 west 991 expected 68 north 03 west 971 by 220000UTC. High 44 north 26 west 1030 expected 40 north 22 west 1027 by same time. New low expected 58 north 26 west 999 by that time. New high expected Greenland 1033 by 220000UTC. Low 55 north 45 west 990 losing its identity

Issued 21 October 07:00 UTC by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  1. Sole

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    • Wind

      Northerly 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. Shannon

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight in east, becoming rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. Rockall

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    • Wind

      In southeast, variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 5 to 7. in northwest, southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, moderate, occasionally slight in east, becoming rough later. in northwest, moderate or rough, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      In southeast, fair. in northwest, rain later.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, good. in northwest, good, becoming moderate.
  4. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time, becoming cyclonic later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  5. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, veering northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  6. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, veering northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  7. East Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly, veering northeasterly later, occasionally gale 8 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, wintry later in far north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  8. West Northern Section

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, decreasing 3 to 5 in far northwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in south, otherwise showers, wintry later in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  9. East Central Section

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  10. West Central Section

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    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8 until later in east, otherwise westerly or southwesterly, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later in far southwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain until later in east, otherwise showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor until later in east.
  11. Denmark Strait

    Storm warning issued 21 October 07:00 UTC

    At 210000UTC low 65 north 22 west 991 expected 68 north 03 west 971 by 220000UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the northwestern semi circle between 50 and 225 miles of the centre throughout. Winds are also expected reach storm force 10 in the east of Norwegian Basin north of 62 north after 220000UTC. Additionally, winds May reach violent storm force 11 at times in the east of north Iceland between 66 north and 69 north between 212200UTC and 220500UTC.

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional snow at first in south, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor or very poor at first in south. Moderate icing, except in far north, with temperatures ms05 to ms07.
  12. North Iceland

    Storm warning issued 21 October 07:00 UTC

    At 210000UTC low 65 north 22 west 991 expected 68 north 03 west 971 by 220000UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the northwestern semi circle between 50 and 225 miles of the centre throughout. Winds are also expected reach storm force 10 in the east of Norwegian Basin north of 62 north after 220000UTC. Additionally, winds May reach violent storm force 11 at times in the east of north Iceland between 66 north and 69 north between 212200UTC and 220500UTC.

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times in west, then in north, then perhaps violent storm 11 for a time later in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in east, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming high, occasionally very high later in east.
    • Weather

      Rain, turning to snow in north, then wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor in north. Light or moderate icing in northwest, with temperatures ms03 to ms06.
  13. Norwegian Basin

    Storm warning issued 21 October 07:00 UTC

    At 210000UTC low 65 north 22 west 991 expected 68 north 03 west 971 by 220000UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the northwestern semi circle between 50 and 225 miles of the centre throughout. Winds are also expected reach storm force 10 in the east of Norwegian Basin north of 62 north after 220000UTC. Additionally, winds May reach violent storm force 11 at times in the east of north Iceland between 66 north and 69 north between 212200UTC and 220500UTC.

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later near Norwegian coast north of 62 north.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair at first in east, otherwise rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good at first in east, otherwise moderate or poor.