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The general synopsis at midnight

High southeastern Europe 1040, slow moving with ridge extending northwestwards to Scotland, declining 1036 by midnight tonight

Issued 21 January 05:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      South 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      In northeast, northwesterly backing southwesterly later, 4 or 5. In southwest, variable 3, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      In northeast, slight or moderate. in southwest, slight.
    • Weather

      In northeast, fair. In southwest, occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      In northeast, good. In southwest, good, occasionally moderate.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      East veering southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly veering southerly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly veering southerly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly veering southerly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly veering southerly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      North 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southeast, easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. In northwest, southerly becoming cyclonic 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, slight or moderate. in northwest, moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In southeast, showers. In northwest, showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, good. In northwest, good, occasionally moderate.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      In west, southerly becoming cyclonic 4 or 5. In east, southeasterly veering southerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      In west, moderate or rough. in east, moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      In west, showers then rain. In east, showers.
    • Visibility

      In west, good, occasionally moderate. In east, good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, veering southerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      South becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      South becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      South 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      South 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      South becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in southeast.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly 4 or 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.