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The general synopsis at 0600

Low Norwegian Basin 977 expected 100 miles north of Faeroes with little change by 0600 tomorrow. New low expected Rockall 1000 by same time. Lows Fitzroy 1004 moving slowly eastwards losing their identities

Issued 26 April 10:30 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Northeast, backing north or northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Northeast, backing north or northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Northeast, backing north or northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Northeast, backing north or northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Northeast, backing north or northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming north, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming north, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, backing west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, backing west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, backing west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 April 15:46 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      North or northwest, backing southwest later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      North 4, backing northwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 April 02:35 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers, sleet for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 April 15:46 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing southeasterly 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 April 09:43 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 April 09:43 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 continuing

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 April 09:43 UTC

    Northwesterly severe gale force 9 continuing

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, light icing.