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Low South Utsire 1005 expected Fisher 1008 by midday tomorrow

Issued 27 April 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, veering northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6, veering northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      North 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      North 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      North becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, but mainly cyclonic 4 or 5 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in southeast, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, mainly in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in south.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northeasterly 5 to 7. In north, variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 April 15:46 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing south 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 April 15:46 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming south 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 April 15:46 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southeasterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.