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The general synopsis at midnight

Low Fitzroy 1001 moving slowly north, losing its identity by midnight tonight. New high expected 250 miles east of Iceland 1030 by same time

Issued 27 March 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in northeast, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      In northeast, northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later. In southwest, variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      In northeast, moderate. in southwest, slight.
    • Weather

      In northeast, mainly fair . In southwest, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      In northeast, moderate or poor. In southwest, moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Northeast veering south 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Northeast veering south 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Northeast veering south 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Northeast veering south 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Easterly veering southerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In northwest, easterly veering southerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times. In southeast, southeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3.
    • Sea State

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

      In northwest, mainly fair. In southeast, showers.
    • Visibility

      In northwest, good. In southeast, good, occasionally moderate.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 later in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming south 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      East veering south later 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      East veering south later 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      East veering south later 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      In south, southeasterly 5 or 6. In north, easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming east 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight east of northern isles.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in southeast, otherwise easterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in southeast, otherwise easterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, with sleet.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.