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The general synopsis at midday

Low Rockall 1001 losing its identity by midday tomorrow. Low German Bight 985 expected Forties 996 by same time

Issued 10 February 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 10 February 04:14 UTC

    Northeasterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      In northwest, northeasterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time in north. In southeast, variable 4, becoming northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 10 February 04:14 UTC

    Northeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly, veering northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly, veering northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly, veering northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly, veering northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly, veering northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 in northeast, otherwise, northwest, backing west later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in northeast, otherwise, moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 10 February 04:14 UTC

    Gale force 8 now backed westerly

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    • Wind

      In north, west or northwest 4 or 5. In south, variable 4, becoming cyclonic, mainly westerly, 6 to gale 8 for a time, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      In north, moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in north. in south, rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      In north, showers. In south, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 10 February 04:14 UTC

    Gale force 8 now backed westerly

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    • Wind

      In south, westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times. In north, westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      In south, very rough, becoming rough. in north, rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      In south, occasional rain. In north, showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      In south, good, occasionally poor. In north, good, occasionally moderate later.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 10 February 04:39 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering northeasterly imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6 at first, otherwise, northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 10 February 15:55 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering southeasterly soon

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.