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New low expected north Iceland 970 by midday tomorrow

Issued 15 November 17:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 15 November 16:05 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 15 November 16:05 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 15 November 10:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 15 November 10:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 15 November 16:05 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 15 November 16:05 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, backing westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 14 November 20:41 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first, but 6 to gale 8 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northeasterly 5 or 6 backing northerly 4 or 5. In north, variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      In south, moderate. in north, moderate occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      In south, mainly fair. In north, occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      In south, good. In north, good, occasionally very poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or very poor, occasionally good later.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or very poor, occasionally good later.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or very poor, occasionally good later.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 15 November 10:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 15 November 10:00 UTC

    Gale force 8 continuing, veering west and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, becoming wintry.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 15 November 10:00 UTC

    Gale force 8 continuing, veering west and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, becoming wintry.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 15 November 10:00 UTC

    Gale force 8 continuing, veering west and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, becoming wintry.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 14 November 21:58 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now veered westerly, decreasing gale force 8 imminent, backing southwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming high or very high.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, becoming wintry.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 15 November 03:49 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now veered westerly, decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high in far south.
    • Weather

      Thundery, wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 15 November 03:49 UTC

    Westerly storm force 10 now decreased severe gale force 9, decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high in far south.
    • Weather

      Thundery, wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 15 November 03:49 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 backing southwesterly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, decreasing 5 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high in far south.
    • Weather

      Thundery, wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.