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The general synopsis at midnight

New low expected just west of Bailey 980 by midnight tonight. High southwest France 1030 dissipating

Issued 23 October 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 October 09:48 UTC

    Gale now ceased, but southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8, veering southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Mainly south or southeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in north.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7 in far southeast, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 in south, otherwise southwesterly, veering northwesterly later in west, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 October 15:39 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 23 October 03:38 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 October 15:39 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 23 October 03:38 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 October 09:48 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 veering southwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 October 15:39 UTC

    Gale now ceased, but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.