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The general synopsis at midnight

Low Southeast Iceland 975 expected north Fair Isle 981 by midnight tonight

Issued 24 June 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 23 June 21:35 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, veering southwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, veering southwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 23 June 21:35 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 23 June 21:35 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      In north, westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6. In south, southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      In north, showers. In south, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      In north, good. In south, good, occasionally moderate.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, but variable 3 or 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in southeast, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 23 June 21:35 UTC

    Gale now ceased but westerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 June 03:37 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering westerly and decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale force 9 at first, veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 June 03:37 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering northwesterly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale force 9 at first, veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 23 June 21:35 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 24 June 03:37 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering northwesterly and decreasing gale force 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in south, becoming northwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 23 June 21:35 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering northerly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.