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The general synopsis at 1800

High eastern Baltic sea 1027 slow-moving, intensifying 1030 by 1800 Wednesday. New low expected west Fitzroy 1011 by same time. Low 150 miles west of Bailey 999 moving steadily northeast, losing its identity

Issued 2 September 23:15 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Variable mainly southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Southeast backing east or northeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Variable mainly westerly 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 later in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southwest, cyclonic becoming westerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. In northeast, easterly 5 to 7 veering southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      In southwest, thundery showers, fog patches. In northeast, showers.
    • Visibility

      In southwest, moderate or good, occasionally very poor. In northeast, good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers in west, fair in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Variable mainly southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      South or southwest backing southeast, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 September 21:19 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in west and north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 September 03:19 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.