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The general synopsis at 1800

Low Rockall 976 expected north Hebrides 985 by 1800 Tuesday. New low expected 130 miles west of northwest Rockall 999 by same time. New high expected southeast Biscay 1018 by that time

Issued 3 August 23:15 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      In northeast, southeasterly 5 to 7. In southwest, southerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In northeast, occasional rain. In southwest, showers.
    • Visibility

      In northeast, moderate or good. In southwest, good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Variable, mainly south 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Variable, mainly south 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times. In south, northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      In north, showers. In south, showers at first.
    • Visibility

      In north, good. In south, mainly good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly later in northwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southeast, northwesterly, backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. In northwest, westerly, backing southerly later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

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

      In southeast, good. In northwest, good, occasionally poor later.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Southwest becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 4 August 03:32 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 4 August 03:32 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 4 August 03:32 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 4 August 03:32 UTC

    Gale force 8 now veered westerly

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    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 August 21:50 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering southwesterly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, becoming southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 August 21:50 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering southerly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent, then veering southwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 4 August 03:32 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering southerly imminent then increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      East or northeast, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      East or northeast, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Southeast veering south 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasional very poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      East becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasional very poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 August 21:50 UTC

    Northeasterly gale force 8 imminent increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.