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Issued: 1935 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

Storm warnings, issued by the Met Office, on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Bailey

Issued: 2000 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

At 211200UTC, low 64 north 17 west 965 expected 61 north 05 east 965 by 221200UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the southern quadrant between 150 and 250 miles of the centre until 221400UTC and violent storm force 11 around 200 miles from the centre in Bailey until 220100UTC and in Faeroes from 212200UTC until 220400UTC. Winds are also expected to increase storm force 10 in the northwestern quadrant between 150 and 200 miles of the centre between 220000UTC and 220900UTC. New low expected 64 north 37 west 973 by same time. Winds are expected to increase storm force 10 in the northwestern quadrant within 100 miles of the centre from 220600UTC until 221600UTC, then northeasterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 at times in the far northwest of West Northern Section and the west of Denmark Strait from 220900UTC.

Faeroes

Issued: 2000 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

At 211200UTC, low 64 north 17 west 965 expected 61 north 05 east 965 by 221200UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the southern quadrant between 150 and 250 miles of the centre until 221400UTC and violent storm force 11 around 200 miles from the centre in Bailey until 220100UTC and in Faeroes from 212200UTC until 220400UTC. Winds are also expected to increase storm force 10 in the northwestern quadrant between 150 and 200 miles of the centre between 220000UTC and 220900UTC. New low expected 64 north 37 west 973 by same time. Winds are expected to increase storm force 10 in the northwestern quadrant within 100 miles of the centre from 220600UTC until 221600UTC, then northeasterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 at times in the far northwest of West Northern Section and the west of Denmark Strait from 220900UTC.

Southeast Iceland

Issued: 2000 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

At 211200UTC, low 64 north 17 west 965 expected 61 north 05 east 965 by 221200UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the southern quadrant between 150 and 250 miles of the centre until 221400UTC and violent storm force 11 around 200 miles from the centre in Bailey until 220100UTC and in Faeroes from 212200UTC until 220400UTC. Winds are also expected to increase storm force 10 in the northwestern quadrant between 150 and 200 miles of the centre between 220000UTC and 220900UTC. New low expected 64 north 37 west 973 by same time. Winds are expected to increase storm force 10 in the northwestern quadrant within 100 miles of the centre from 220600UTC until 221600UTC, then northeasterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 at times in the far northwest of West Northern Section and the west of Denmark Strait from 220900UTC.

East Northern Section

Issued: 2000 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

At 211200UTC, low 64 north 17 west 965 expected 61 north 05 east 965 by 221200UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the southern quadrant between 150 and 250 miles of the centre until 221400UTC and violent storm force 11 around 200 miles from the centre in Bailey until 220100UTC and in Faeroes from 212200UTC until 220400UTC. Winds are also expected to increase storm force 10 in the northwestern quadrant between 150 and 200 miles of the centre between 220000UTC and 220900UTC. New low expected 64 north 37 west 973 by same time. Winds are expected to increase storm force 10 in the northwestern quadrant within 100 miles of the centre from 220600UTC until 221600UTC, then northeasterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 at times in the far northwest of West Northern Section and the west of Denmark Strait from 220900UTC.

West Northern Section

Issued: 2000 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

At 211200UTC, low 64 north 17 west 965 expected 61 north 05 east 965 by 221200UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the southern quadrant between 150 and 250 miles of the centre until 221400UTC and violent storm force 11 around 200 miles from the centre in Bailey until 220100UTC and in Faeroes from 212200UTC until 220400UTC. Winds are also expected to increase storm force 10 in the northwestern quadrant between 150 and 200 miles of the centre between 220000UTC and 220900UTC. New low expected 64 north 37 west 973 by same time. Winds are expected to increase storm force 10 in the northwestern quadrant within 100 miles of the centre from 220600UTC until 221600UTC, then northeasterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 at times in the far northwest of West Northern Section and the west of Denmark Strait from 220900UTC.

Denmark Strait

Issued: 2000 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

At 211200UTC, low 64 north 17 west 965 expected 61 north 05 east 965 by 221200UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the southern quadrant between 150 and 250 miles of the centre until 221400UTC and violent storm force 11 around 200 miles from the centre in Bailey until 220100UTC and in Faeroes from 212200UTC until 220400UTC. Winds are also expected to increase storm force 10 in the northwestern quadrant between 150 and 200 miles of the centre between 220000UTC and 220900UTC. New low expected 64 north 37 west 973 by same time. Winds are expected to increase storm force 10 in the northwestern quadrant within 100 miles of the centre from 220600UTC until 221600UTC, then northeasterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 at times in the far northwest of West Northern Section and the west of Denmark Strait from 220900UTC.

North Iceland

Issued: 2000 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

At 211200UTC, low 64 north 17 west 965 expected 61 north 05 east 965 by 221200UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the southern quadrant between 150 and 250 miles of the centre until 221400UTC and violent storm force 11 around 200 miles from the centre in Bailey until 220100UTC and in Faeroes from 212200UTC until 220400UTC. Winds are also expected to increase storm force 10 in the northwestern quadrant between 150 and 200 miles of the centre between 220000UTC and 220900UTC. New low expected 64 north 37 west 973 by same time. Winds are expected to increase storm force 10 in the northwestern quadrant within 100 miles of the centre from 220600UTC until 221600UTC, then northeasterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 at times in the far northwest of West Northern Section and the west of Denmark Strait from 220900UTC.

Norwegian Basin

Issued: 2000 on Tue 21 Feb 2017

At 211200UTC, low 64 north 17 west 965 expected 61 north 05 east 965 by 221200UTC. Winds are expected to reach storm force 10 in the southern quadrant between 150 and 250 miles of the centre until 221400UTC and violent storm force 11 around 200 miles from the centre in Bailey until 220100UTC and in Faeroes from 212200UTC until 220400UTC. Winds are also expected to increase storm force 10 in the northwestern quadrant between 150 and 200 miles of the centre between 220000UTC and 220900UTC. New low expected 64 north 37 west 973 by same time. Winds are expected to increase storm force 10 in the northwestern quadrant within 100 miles of the centre from 220600UTC until 221600UTC, then northeasterly winds are expected to reach storm force 10 at times in the far northwest of West Northern Section and the west of Denmark Strait from 220900UTC.

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