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The general synopsis at midday

Low south Fitzroy 1007 expected 100 miles southwest of Fitzroy 1012 by midday tomorrow. High just west of Rockall 1028 expected Malin 1028 by same time

Issued 20 September 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 September 15:27 UTC

    Northerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      In west, northwesterly 5 or 6. In east, northwesterly veering northerly 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      In west, moderate, occasionally rough. in east, slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      In west, showers. In east, showers.
    • Visibility

      In west, good. In east, good.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 September 15:27 UTC

    Northerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly veering northerly 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 September 15:27 UTC

    Northerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly veering northerly 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 September 15:27 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

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

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 20 September 15:27 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough later in east.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      North veering northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      North veering northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      North veering northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In east, variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5. In west, cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming easterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      In east, slight or moderate. in west, moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      In east, thundery showers, fog patches. In west, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      In east, moderate or good, occasionally very poor. In west, good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      North or northeast veering east 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      North or northeast veering east 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      North or northeast veering east 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly veering southerly or southeasterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly veering southerly or southeasterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      In southeast, north 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. In northwest, northwesterly 4 backing southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      In southeast, fair. In northwest, fair.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, good. In northwest, good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 backing southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 4, except in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasional rough in northeast.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      In east, northwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 4. In west, variable 4, becoming southerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      In east, moderate. in west, moderate.
    • Weather

      In east, mainly fair. In west, mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      In east, moderate or good. In west, moderate or good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.