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The general synopsis at midday

Low Sole 1009 moving northwest and losing its identity by midday tomorrow. New low expected west Sole 994 by same time

Issued 24 April 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      In southwest, southeasterly 5 or 6, backing easterly 4 or 5. In northeast, variable becoming northeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      In southwest, mainly fair. In northeast, fair.
    • Visibility

      In southwest, moderate or good. In northeast, good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming northeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      In north, variable becoming northeasterly, 3 or 4. In south, easterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

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

      In north, good. In south, moderate or good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      In northeast, easterly 5 or 6. In southwest, easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

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

      In northeast, fair. In southwest, rain, fog banks.
    • Visibility

      In northeast, moderate or good. In southwest, poor or very poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      East 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      East 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Northeast 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Northeast 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Northeast backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Northeast backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Northeast backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7 in south until later, otherwise variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 April 09:33 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south or southeast for a time, 5 or 6, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 April 09:33 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south or southeast for a time, 5 or 6, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 April 15:32 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Mainly southeast 5 or 6, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      East 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 April 09:33 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly southeast 5 to 7, increasing 7 or gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, backing east 5 or 6, occasionally 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, backing east 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, backing east 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, backing east 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Southeast backing east 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southeast backing east 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.