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The general synopsis at 0600

Low Irish Sea 1015 moving rather quickly northeast, losing its identity by 0600 tomorrow

Issued 8 December 11:30 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

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

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in east, decreasing 4 at times in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in northeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in northeast, then decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in northeast, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Mainly southerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 8 December 15:51 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Rough occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 8 December 09:47 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west, but 4 or 5 at first in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 8 December 09:47 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 imminent, veering southerly and increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west, but 4 or 5 at first in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming south 5 to 7, but decreasing 4 for a time at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming south 5 to 7, but decreasing 4 for a time at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming south 5 to 7, but decreasing 4 for a time at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 8 December 09:47 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 imminent, veering southerly and increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      South 5 or 6 increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high or very high later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 8 December 15:51 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 imminent, veering southerly severe gale force 9 soon, then veering southwesterly storm force 10 later

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    • Wind

      South 5 or 6 increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high or very high later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 8 December 15:51 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in west, moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 8 December 15:51 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in west, moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 8 December 15:51 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon, veering southerly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 8 December 15:51 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming easterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in east, moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.