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The general synopsis at midnight

Low 200 miles west of Fitzroy 993 expected just west of Fitzroy 1003 by midnight tonight. Low Norwegian Basin 995 slow-moving, deepening 985 by same time. Low Forties 996 losing its identity

Issued 25 April 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming westerly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming westerly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming westerly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly at first in southeast, otherwise northwesterly, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering north, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering north, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering north, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Southwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northeasterly 5 or 6 later, except in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northeasterly 5 or 6 later, except in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Southwest becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later, but 4 in far southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southeast, westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. In northwest, southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

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

      Good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 April 15:54 UTC

    Northerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 April 15:54 UTC

    Northerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 April 03:13 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now backed northerly and decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 April 03:13 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now backed northerly and decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 April 15:54 UTC

    Northerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in southeast.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 April 17:35 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now veered northeasterly

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, veering northwesterly later, 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Snow or snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 April 03:13 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 backing northerly imminent

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, veering northwesterly later, 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Snow or snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, occasional light icing.