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The general synopsis at midnight

High southeast Fastnet 1026 dissipating by midnight tonight. New low expected western Skagerrak 1008 by same time. Low Portugal 1014 slow-moving with little change

Issued 23 September 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      In northeast, variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 5 at times. In southwest, variable 3 or 4 becoming southwesterly 4 or 5, then veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming southwesterly 4 or 5, then veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming southwesterly 4 or 5, then veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Variable mainly west 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Variable mainly west 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Variable mainly west 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Variable mainly west 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Variable mainly west 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Variable mainly west 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming mainly west 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming mainly west 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming mainly west 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming west or northwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      East or northeast backing north, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 in southeast, otherwise northerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southeast, northeasterly 5 to 7. In northwest, variable becoming mainly northerly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, good. In northwest, good, occasionally moderate.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      West or southwest veering northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      West or southwest veering northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      West or southwest veering northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      West or southwest veering northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      West or southwest veering northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in southeast, moderate or rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, then becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.