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The general synopsis at midnight

Low 250 miles north of Viking 1001 expected 200 miles north of Viking 1001 by midnight tonight. New low expected just west of Shannon 1011 by same time

Issued 31 July 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      In north, westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time. In south, northerly, backing westerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Northerly, backing westerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Northerly, backing westerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in south.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northerly 5 or 6 in southeast, otherwise variable 3 or 4. In north, variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

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

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

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, becoming cyclonic later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      In south, west or southwest, becoming cyclonic later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6. In north, northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

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

      In south, good, becoming moderate or poor. In north, good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 in west, otherwise northerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.