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The general synopsis at 0600

Low southeast Trafalgar 1008, slow-moving losing its identity by 0600 tomorrow

Issued 5 December 11:30 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      West, backing south later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming south, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming south, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming south, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      In northeast, northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4. In southwest, southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      In northeast, fair. In southwest, fair.
    • Visibility

      In northeast, good. In southwest, moderate or good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Southeast, veering south, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Southeast, veering south, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6 until later in south, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in south, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, thundery in southeast, becoming fair in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in southeast.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In east, variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 4 or 5. In west, southeasterly 4 or 5, veering southerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      In east, slight or moderate. in west, moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In east, fog patches. In west, occasional rain and drizzle.
    • Visibility

      In east, moderate or good, occasionally very poor. In west, moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      In west, southeasterly 4 or 5, veering southerly 5 to 7. In east, southeasterly 4 or 5, veering southerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      In west, moderate or rough. in east, slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      In west, occasional rain and drizzle. In east, occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      In west, moderate or good, occasionally poor. In east, moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, veering southerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, veering southerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, veering southerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering south 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain and drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good at first.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering south 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain and drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good at first.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain and drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west, backing easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.