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The general synopsis at 1800

High Shannon 1021 expected Fitzroy 1024 by 1800 Saturday. New low expected Hebrides 1012 by same time

Issued 25 July 23:15 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog banks.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Mainly southeast 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      In north, northeasterly 4. In south, northeasterly becoming variable later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      In north, slight. in south, mainly slight.
    • Weather

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

      In north, good. In south, moderate or good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      In east, northeasterly becoming variable later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. In west, northerly backing northwesterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      In east, mainly slight. in west, slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      In east, showers. In west, showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      In east, moderate or good. In west, moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Mainly north backing west later, 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Mainly north backing west later, 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Mainly north backing west later, 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Mainly north backing west later, 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Westerly in far southeast, otherwise northerly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, but mainly 6 or 7 in far southeast. In north, northerly becoming variable at times, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      In south, slight or moderate, but mainly rough in far southeast. in north, slight or moderate.
    • Weather

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

      Good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Northerly becoming variable at times, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 5 later in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming variable at times, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Northeast 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 in northwest at first, otherwise variable 3, becoming north 4 or 5 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.