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The general synopsis at midnight

Low north Biscay 964 expected southern Denmark 980 by midnight tonight. Low Fitzroy 981 losing its identity

Viking
Wind
Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Wintry showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
North Utsire
Wind
Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Wintry showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
South Utsire
Wind
Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Wintry showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Forties
Wind
Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Wintry showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Cromarty
Wind
Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Wintry showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Forth
Wind
Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Wintry showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Tyne
Wind
Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Wintry showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Dogger
Wind
In northwest, cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times. In southeast, variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
In northwest, wintry showers. In southeast, occasional rain or wintry showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Fisher
Wind
Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Occasional rain or wintry showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
German Bight
Wind
Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Occasional rain or wintry showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Humber
Wind
Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
Sea state
Moderate, occasionally rough.
Weather
Occasional rain or wintry showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Thames
Gale warning - issued: 21:49 on Sun 10 Dec 2017 UTC

Gale now ceased but northeasterly severe gale force 9 expected later

Wind
East 5 to 7, backing northeast 7 to severe gale 9.
Sea state
Moderate becoming rough.
Weather
Rain or snow.
Visibility
Moderate, occasionally very poor.
Dover
Gale warning - issued: 03:42 on Mon 11 Dec 2017 UTC

Northeasterly severe gale force 9 imminent increasing storm force 10 soon

Wind
Northeast backing north 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
Weather
Rain or sleet.
Visibility
Moderate or poor.
Wight
Gale warning - issued: 03:42 on Mon 11 Dec 2017 UTC

Northeasterly severe gale force 9 imminent increasing storm force 10 soon

Wind
Northeast backing north 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
Sea state
Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
Weather
Rain or sleet.
Visibility
Moderate or poor.
Portland
Gale warning - issued: 21:49 on Sun 10 Dec 2017 UTC

Gale now ceased but northerly severe gale force 9 expected soon

Wind
North 7 to severe gale 9, backing northwest 5 or 6 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time in south.
Weather
Rain then showers.
Visibility
Moderate or poor, becoming good.
Plymouth
Gale warning - issued: 21:49 on Sun 10 Dec 2017 UTC

Gale now ceased but northerly severe gale force 9 imminent

Wind
North 7 to severe gale 9, backing northwest 5 or 6 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time in south.
Weather
Rain then showers.
Visibility
Moderate or poor, becoming good.
Biscay
Gale warning - issued: 15:43 on Sun 10 Dec 2017 UTC

Southwesterly gale force 8 veering westerly and increasing violent storm force 11 soon, then veering northwesterly and decreasing severe gale force 9 later

Wind
North or northwest gale 8 to storm 10 occasionally violent storm 11 at first, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
Sea state
Very rough or high, occasionally very high at first.
Weather
Squally thundery showers.
Visibility
Poor, becoming moderate or good.
Trafalgar
Gale warning - issued: 15:43 on Sun 10 Dec 2017 UTC

Storm force 10 veering northwesterly and decreasing severe gale force 9 soon

Trafalgar forecast - Issued: 00:15 on Mon 11 Dec 2017 UTC
Wind
Southwesterly at first in southeast, otherwise northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
Sea state
Very rough or high.
Weather
Rain then showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor.
FitzRoy
Wind
North or northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 to 7 later.
Sea state
Very rough or high, occasionally very high at first.
Weather
Squally thundery showers.
Visibility
Poor, becoming moderate or good.
Sole
Gale warning - issued: 03:42 on Mon 11 Dec 2017 UTC

Northerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

Wind
North 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, backing northwest 5 or 6 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough.
Weather
Squally showers.
Visibility
Mainly good.
Lundy
Gale warning - issued: 03:42 on Mon 11 Dec 2017 UTC

Northerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Wind
North 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, backing northwest 5 or 6 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough.
Weather
Squally showers.
Visibility
Mainly good.
Fastnet
Gale warning - issued: 03:42 on Mon 11 Dec 2017 UTC

Northerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Wind
North 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, backing northwest 5 or 6 later.
Sea state
Rough or very rough.
Weather
Squally showers.
Visibility
Mainly good.
Irish Sea
Wind
North backing northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south.
Sea state
Moderate or rough in south, slight or moderate in north.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Good.
Shannon
Gale warning - issued: 21:49 on Sun 10 Dec 2017 UTC

Northerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

Wind
North backing south later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
Sea state
Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough.
Weather
Showers, rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor later.
Rockall
Gale warning - issued: 09:58 on Sun 10 Dec 2017 UTC

Gale force 8 backing northerly soon

Wind
North backing south later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
Sea state
Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough.
Weather
Showers, rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor later.
Malin
Gale warning - issued: 09:58 on Sun 10 Dec 2017 UTC

Gale now ceased but northerly gale force 8 expected later

Wind
North 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
Sea state
Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Mainly good.
Hebrides
Gale warning - issued: 15:43 on Sun 10 Dec 2017 UTC

Northerly gale force 8 continuing

Wind
North 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
Sea state
Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough.
Weather
Showers.
Visibility
Mainly good.
Bailey
Gale warning - issued: 15:43 on Sun 10 Dec 2017 UTC

Northerly gale force 8 continuing

Wind
North backing south later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
Sea state
Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough.
Weather
Showers, rain later.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor later.
Fair Isle
Wind
Cyclonic, mainly north, 5 to 7.
Sea state
Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
Weather
Wintry showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally moderate.
Faeroes
Gale warning - issued: 09:39 on Sun 10 Dec 2017 UTC

Northerly severe gale force 9 continuing, decreasing gale force 8 soon

Wind
Northerly 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 4, then southerly 5 or 6 later.
Sea state
Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough.
Weather
Wintry showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor.
Southeast Iceland
Gale warning - issued: 21:49 on Sun 10 Dec 2017 UTC

Northerly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

Wind
Northerly 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 4, then southerly 5 or 6 later.
Sea state
Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough.
Weather
Wintry showers.
Visibility
Good, occasionally poor.

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