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The general synopsis at midnight

High 100 miles southwest of Fitzroy 1038 expected Azores 1042 by midnight tonight. Low 200 miles northeast of Iceland 952 expected Norwegian Sea 969 by same time

Issued 26 January 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 January 03:50 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 imminent, veering northwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, veering northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 January 03:50 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 imminent, veering northwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, veering northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 January 09:46 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering northwest 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering northwest 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering northwest 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Westerly veering northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor, becoming good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Westerly veering northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor, becoming good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Westerly veering northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor, becoming good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Westerly veering northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor, becoming good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, westerly veering northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later. In south, variable becoming westerly 5 or 6, then veering northerly later.
    • Sea State

      In north, slight or moderate, occasionally rough. in south, moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In north, occasional rain then fair. In south, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      In north, moderate occasionally poor, becoming good. In south, good, occasionally moderate.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 or 7 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east. In north, westerly veering northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In south, mainly fair. In north, occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      In south, moderate or good. In north, moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      In southeast, westerly veering northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 4 later. In northwest, northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In southeast, occasional rain then fair. In northwest, mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good. In northwest, good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 January 09:46 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 January 09:46 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8, backing southwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 January 21:47 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now veered westerly and decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 January 09:46 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      Westerly 7 to severe gale 9, backing southwesterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 January 09:46 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent, backing southwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, backing southwesterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      High or very high.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.