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The general synopsis at midday

Low Dogger 999 expected Fisher 1011 by midday tomorrow.

Issued 29 April 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Variable, 3 or 4, but easterly 4 or 5 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6, but cyclonic 2 or 3 for a time, becoming westerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6, but cyclonic 2 or 3 for a time, becoming westerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming mainly northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, backing west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      South veering northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      South veering northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      West veering north 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      West veering north 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      West veering north 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  17. Biscay

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 April 21:44 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 at first in south, but mainly southwesterly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain in north..
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later, perhaps gale 8 in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight or moderate in southeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northerly 5 or 6, increasing 7 for a time near portuguese coast. In north, northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, mainly fair . In north, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6 , backing west or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6 , backing west or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6 , backing west or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6 , backing west or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6 , backing west or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6 , backing west or southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6 , backing west or southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 April 21:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6 , backing west or southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 April 21:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, but variable or cyclonic 2 or 3 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Northerly, backing southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 April 21:44 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northerly, backing southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 April 21:44 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.