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Low Germany 1002, expected luxembourg 998 by 1200 tomorrow

Issued 29 May 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 May 15:52 UTC

    Northeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 later in far southeast.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Occasionally smooth at first, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Occasionally smooth at first, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Occasionally smooth at first, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Occasionally smooth at first, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 May 15:52 UTC

    Northeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, turning thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      In east, northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6. In west, northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      In east, slight or moderate. in west, smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      In east, rain or showers. In west, fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

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

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

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

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

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 until later in far north, otherwise, variable 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.