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The general synopsis at 1800

High eastern Europe 1040 with ridge extending westwards to England and Wales, slow-moving, declining 1037 by 1800 Friday. New high expected Dogger 1035 by same time

Issued 20 January 00:15 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Southwest backing south, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in northeast, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southwest backing south, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      West or southwest becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      West or southwest becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, then veering southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, then veering southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, then veering southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south, decreasing 3 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in southeast, then becoming variable 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in northeast, moderate or rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, smooth or slight in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in far northwest, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      South 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in southeast, rough or very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.