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Map of shipping forecast areas

Mapping images supplied by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The general synopsis at 0600

Low Bailey 998, slow-moving, deepening 991 by 0600 tomorrow. Low Spain 1013 slow-moving, deepening 1012 by same time

Issued 17 July 09:30 UTC by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeasterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeasterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 2 or 3, increasing 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 2 or 3, increasing 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 2 or 3, increasing 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 2 or 3, increasing 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly, backing southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle later in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in southeast at first . In north, westerly 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, fair. In north, rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly southwest, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly southwest, 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 to 5, becoming cyclonic 4 to 6, occasionally 7 near the iceland coast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.