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The general synopsis at 0600

Low Iceland 979 expected 150 miles north of Iceland 986 by 0600 tomorrow. New high expected Irish Sea 1024 by same time

Issued 1 September 10:30 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7 becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7 becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in west and south, slight or moderate in north and east.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 at first in north, otherwise easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in far north.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

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

      In south, moderate or rough. in north, moderate at first in east, otherwise rough.
    • Weather

      In south, mainly fair. In north, drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in east, otherwise rough.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in southwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in south.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in southeast, rough or very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 September 03:24 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      High at first in north, otherwise very rough becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, but mainly 4 in southeast.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      High at first in west, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 September 03:24 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      High becoming very rough, then rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Poor, becoming moderate or good.