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The general synopsis at 1800

Lows Malin 1006 and Scotland 1000 merging expected Dogger 1002 by 1800 Friday

Issued 28 April 23:15 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming north for a time, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 09:57 UTC

    Northeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      East backing north but becoming cyclonic, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 21:40 UTC

    Northeasterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      East backing north, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 21:40 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing northerly soon

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    • Wind

      East backing north, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 21:40 UTC

    Northerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwest later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 21:40 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Cycloni 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 21:40 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 21:40 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 21:40 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 19:34 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  13. Dover

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 19:34 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  14. Wight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 19:34 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 for a time in south, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6 occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later, perhaps gale 8 in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight or moderate in southeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northeasterly backing northerly, 5 to 7 perhaps gale 8 later. In north, westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

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

      In south, good. In north, good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 03:50 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or northwest, 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 16:21 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 now decreased gale force 8.

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    • Wind

      West or northwest, 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7, backing northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7, backing northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly backing northwesterly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly backing northwesterly later, 5 or 6 occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwesterly later, 4 or 5 occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough until later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.