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The general synopsis at midday

Low 100 miles northeast of Iceland 994, slow moving, filling 1006 by midday tomorrow. High near Azores 1036, slow moving, intensifying 1038 by same time

Issued 24 May 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      In northwest, northwesterly 4 or 5. In southeast, southwesterly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      In northwest, showers. In southeast, rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      In northwest, good. In southeast, moderate or poor, becoming good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering north or northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering north or northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in southeast. In north, northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, mainly fair. In north, fair, then drizzle with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      In south, moderate or good. In north, good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then drizzle with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Variable, mainly westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor for a time.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      In south, westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5. In north, westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      In south, moderate or rough. in north, rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      In south, occasional rain for a time with fog patches. In north, rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      In south, good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor for a time. In north, good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      In south, westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6. In north, cyclonic, becoming southwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      In south, rough or very rough. In north, moderate or rough.
    • Weather

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

      Good.