At 221200UTC, low 66 north 32 west 991 expected 67 north 23 west 999 by 231200UTC. High 51 north 06 west 1027 expected 50 north 03 west 1023 by same time. High 42 north 43 west 1037 expected 42 north 36 west 1035 by that time. New lows expected 60 north 52 west 968 and 75 north 12 west 995 by 231200UTC
Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 in west. Moderate, becoming rough in west. Showers in west. Good.
In southeast, variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. in northwest, westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6. In southeast, slight or moderate, becoming rough later. in northwest, moderate or rough. In southeast, occasional rain later. in northwest, rain or showers. In southeast, moderate or good. in northwest, moderate or good.
Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6. Moderate or rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.
Southwest veering west 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first. Rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good.
Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later. Rough but moderate in southeast. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later. Rough. Rain or showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
East Northern Section
Westerly or southwesterly, backing southerly later in far west, 5 or 6. Very rough becoming rough. Rain or showers, becoming mainly fair. Moderate or good.
West Northern Section
Westerly 5 or 6 becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. Very rough, becoming moderate or rough. Showers, becoming fair. Good.
Westerly 5 to 7 becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7 later. Moderate, but rough at first in east. Showers, rain later in south. Good, becoming moderate or poor later in south.
Westerly or southwesterly, backing southerly or southeasterly, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time. Rough or very rough. Showers then rain. Moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor.
East Central Section
Northerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly for a time, 4 or 5. Moderate or rough, but slight at first in far southeast. Occasional rain or showers. Moderate or good.
Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. Rough, occasionally very rough at first in north. Occasional rain or showers in north. Good, occasionally moderate in north.
West Central Section
Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north. Rough, becoming moderate in south. Occasional rain or drizzle in north. Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.
Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, backing southerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8. Rough, becoming very rough in north. Occasional rain or drizzle in north. Moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor in north.
In area north of 70 north
Northerly or northwesterly, backing westerly for a time, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4. Moderate, occasionally rough at first in south. Rain or sleet, becoming fair later. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
In area south of 70 north
Cyclonic 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in southwest. Rough or very rough, becoming moderate. Occasional rain, becoming mainly fair, fog patches for a time. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming moderate or good.
In area west of 9 west
Cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in northwest. Moderate or rough, but mainly slight just north of iceland. Occasional rain, snow later in northwest, fog patches. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.
In area east of 9 west
Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northeast at first, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5. Rough, becoming very rough for a time in northeast. Rain at times, fog patches developing. Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor at times later.
Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6, veering westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4. Moderate, occasionally rough. Rain at times. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5. Moderate. Fair then occasional rain, except in far northeast. Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time, except in far northeast.
Outlook for following 24 hours
From Tue 23 Sep 2014
Storms expected in the northwest of West Northern Section and Denmark Strait with gales in East Northern Section and West Central Section.
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