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The general synopsis at midday

High German Bight 1031 moving away east. New low expected Norwegian Sea 992 by midday tomorrow. New high expected 200 miles west of Shannon 1028 by same time

Issued 16 April 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      South veering north 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 April 15:37 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8, veering northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Southerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7 perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Southerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Southerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      In northwest, southerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7. In southeast, southerly or southwesterly veering westerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      In northwest, moderate or rough. in southeast, slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In northwest, rain for a time, then showers. In southeast, rain later.
    • Visibility

      In northwest, good, becoming moderate or poor for a time. In southeast, good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly veering westerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      South or southeast veering west 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      South or southeast veering west 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      East veering west or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      East veering west or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      East veering west or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      East backing north or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      East backing north or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming northerly 5 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, variable 4, becoming northeasterly 5 or 6. In north, variable, mainly easterly 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      In south, slight or moderate. in north, moderate.
    • Weather

      In south, showers, fog patches. In north, mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      In south, moderate, occasionally very poor. In north, moderate or good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 April 09:33 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 April 09:33 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 April 09:33 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering north or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 April 09:33 UTC

    Gale now ceased but northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering north or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 April 15:37 UTC

    Gale now ceased but northerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming northerly 6 to gale 8, backing southerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.