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The general synopsis at midday

Low 400 miles west of Rockall 978 slow-moving, deepening 973 by midday tomorrow

Issued 30 October 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 October 15:35 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 October 15:35 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 October 15:35 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      South 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      South 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      South 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      South 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 October 21:40 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Easterly 6 to gale 8 in southeast, otherwise southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      South 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      South 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      South, veering southwest, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 October 09:37 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      In north, easterly 7 to severe gale 9, veering southeasterly 5 or 6 later. In south, southeasterly veering southerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      In north, occasional rain. In south, occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      In north, moderate or good, occasionally poor. In south, moderate or poor, becoming good.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 October 09:37 UTC

    Gale now ceased, but easterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southeast veering south 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 October 09:37 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing easterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Easterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time in north, then veering southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 October 03:29 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon, increasing storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      Easterly 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 for a time in far west, veering southeasterly 4 or 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.