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The general synopsis at 0600

Low Forties 1002 expected Skagerrak 1000 by 0600 tomorrow. New highs expected west Fitzroy 1022 and just west of Rockall 1020 by same time

Issued 22 August 10:30 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      North, backing northwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming northerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming northerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, occasionally thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in southeast.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. In south, variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      In north, slight or moderate. in south, slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

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

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

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic in northwest, otherwise mainly northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northerly or northeasterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east, becoming variable 3 or 4 later. In north, westerly or northwesterly, becoming variable later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, showers. In north, rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      In south, good. In north, good, occasionally moderate.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, becoming variable later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      North 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Northerly, becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.