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The general synopsis at midday

Low Portland 974 expected Germany 986 by midday tomorrow

Issued 13 February 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      In northwest, northeasterly, backing northerly, 5 to 7. In southeast, variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      In northwest, moderate or rough. in southeast, slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Easterly, backing northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Easterly, backing northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Easterly, backing northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Northwest, veering northeast later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Northwest, veering northeast later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 13 February 15:55 UTC

    Westerly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time in south, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 13 February 03:59 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected soon veering northwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 13 February 15:55 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 13 February 15:55 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northeast later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 13 February 10:00 UTC

    Gale now ceased but northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northeast later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Southeast, backing northeast, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 13 February 15:55 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      In southwest, northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in southwest. In northeast, cyclonic, becoming northeast, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      In southwest, very rough or high, becoming very high for a time in southwest. in northeast, rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 13 February 10:00 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      In southwest, cyclonic, becoming northeast, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5 later. In northeast, southeast, backing northeast later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      In southwest, rain or showers. In northeast, rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Southeast, backing northeast later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Southeast, backing northeast later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 13 February 03:59 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southeast, backing northeast later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Northeast, backing north later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Northeast, backing north later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.