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The general synopsis at midday

Low Holland 1008 expected Denmark 999 by midday tomorrow. Low Fair Isle 1016 losing its identity

Issued 31 August 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4, becoming north 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, veering northeasterly 5 or 6 for a time in far southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      In northwest, northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. In southeast, northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, backing northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      In northwest, slight or moderate. in southeast, moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

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

      In northwest, moderate or good. In southeast, moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good later.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 31 August 15:30 UTC

    Northerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time, backing northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 31 August 15:30 UTC

    Northerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic for a time in south, otherwise northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time, backing northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, backing northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain with fog patches, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good later.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming north 5 or 6, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain with fog patches at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, veering northeasterly 4 or 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in southeast.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southeast, northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east. In northwest, northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, moderate, occasionally rough later in east. in northwest, slight or moderate.
    • Weather

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

      In southeast, good. In northwest, good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming northerly 5 in far east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming northwesterly 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but moderate at first in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.