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The general synopsis at midnight

Low 100 miles north of Iceland 1002 expected western Iceland 999 by midnight tonight. High mid Atlantic 1039, slow moving, declining 1037 by same time

Issued 26 May 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      In west, westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times. In east, northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      In west, slight or moderate. in east, moderate.
    • Weather

      In west, fair. In east, showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but rough in northeast.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north, backing west for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north, backing west for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north, backing west for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. In north, northerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, occasional drizzle. In north, fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      In south, good, occasionally moderate. In north, moderate or good, occasionally very poor for a time.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor for a time.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      North or northwest, backing west later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      North or northwest, backing west later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle with fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.