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The general synopsis at midday

New low expected Bailey 983 by midday tomorrow. Lows Shannon 1008 and Bailey 999 losing their identities

Issued 26 September 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or 4 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly 5 to 7, but 4 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      Northerly in south, otherwise westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming west or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 September 03:49 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South, veering west, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 September 15:52 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 September 15:52 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 September 10:02 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering southwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 September 15:52 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 September 15:52 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 September 15:52 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.