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The general synopsis at 1800

Low southern Ireland 1002 expected Irish Sea 997 by 1800 Saturday

Issued 1 August 23:15 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic mainly easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic mainly easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic mainly easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      In east, cyclonic mainly easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6. In west, cyclonic becoming mainly easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      In east, occasional rain. In west, rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming mainly easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming mainly easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Mainly east or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Mainly east or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Mainly east or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Mainly east or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Mainly south or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Mainly south or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic or south 4 or 5, becoming southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic or south 4 or 5, becoming southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic or south 4 or 5, becoming southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly in southeast at first otherwise northwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 becoming west or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 becoming west or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 becoming west or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in southeast at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      In southeast, northeasterly 5 to 7. In northwest, northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      In southeast, occasional rain or thundery showers. In northwest, showers.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, moderate or good. In northwest, good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      In southeast, cyclonic becoming mainly northeasterly, 4 or 5. In northwest, northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor. In northwest, moderate or good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      In southeast, northeasterly 5 to 7. In northwest, northerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

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

      In southeast, moderate or good. In northwest, good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Northerly 5 in east, otherwise variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight in far west otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.