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The general synopsis at midnight

High just west of Fitzroy 1029 expected Biscay 1027 by midnight tonight. Low Denmark 1005 moving away eastwards

Issued 29 August 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing south or southwest, 4 or 5 occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing south or southwest, 4 or 5 occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing south or southwest, 4 or 5 occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, becoming southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, becoming southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Northwest veering east, 3 or 4 increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly but northeasterly in west, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 4 in west. In north, westerly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3, becoming southerly 5 or 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      In south, slight in west, moderate in east. in north, slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      In south, fair. In north, fair.
    • Visibility

      In south, good. In north, good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3, becoming southerly 5 or 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in westl.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming south 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing south or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing easterly, veering southerly later in south, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later in far west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate occasionally poor.