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The general synopsis at midnight

New low expected Rockall 1003 by midnight tonight. Low Portland 1012 expected Germany 1009 by same time. High north Fair Isle 1020 losing its identity

Issued 29 May 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      In northeast, northerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. In southwest, northerly veering southeasterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      In northeast, mainly fair. In southwest, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      In northeast, moderate or good, occasionally poor at first. In southwest, good, occasionally poor later.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Northerly veering southeasterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Northerly veering southeasterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Northeast veering southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Northeast veering southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      East veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 or 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      East veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 or 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming mainly northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southeast, variable 3 or 4. In northwest, variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, slight or moderate. in northwest, slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      In southeast, thundery showers. In northwest, occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, good, occasionally poor. In northwest, moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      East or northeast, veering southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 4 or 5, then veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Southeast, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, increasing 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Southeast, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Southeast, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Southeast, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, increasing 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.