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The general synopsis at midnight

New low expected just west of Rockall 997 by midnight tonight. High Biscay 1023 expected austria 1020 by same time

Issued 6 July 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Mainly west, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Mainly west, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Mainly west, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      West backing south 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      West backing south 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 5 July 21:23 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, backing south or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, backing south or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, veering westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain and fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, southerly 5 to 7, veering westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5. In south, variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      In north, rain and fog patches for a time. In south, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      In north, moderate or good, occasionally very poor. In south, moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Mainly northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southeast, variable 3 or 4, occasionally westerly or southwesterly 5. In northwest, southerly veering westerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      In southeast, fog patches developing. In northwest, rain with fog patches for a time, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, moderate or good, occasionally very poor. In northwest, moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain with fog patches for a time, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain with fog patches for a time, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain with fog patches for a time, squally showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain and fog patches at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain and fog patches at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain and fog patches at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain and fog patches at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain and fog patches at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain and fog patches at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      North or northwest, veering northeast, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.