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The general synopsis at midday

Low 400 miles west of Bailey 985 moving rather quickly east and losing its identity

Issued 30 August 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 August 15:33 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4 backing southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming south or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming south or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming south or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle later, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle later, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle later, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming northerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later in north.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southeast, northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6. In northwest, southerly veering westerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      In southeast, fair. In northwest, rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but occasionally very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly veering westerly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly veering westerly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly veering westerly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough for a time in west and north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in east.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 August 03:45 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 August 03:45 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 August 03:45 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 August 11:15 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 August 09:34 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in southeast, rough or very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 August 09:34 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.