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The general synopsis at midday

Low western Norwegian Basin 1003 moving slowly south, losing its identity by midday tomorrow

Issued 30 July 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, becoming variable 3 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming north, then backing west or southwest later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming north, then backing west or southwest later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair in north, showers in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in south.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 at first in southeast, otherwise northerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in southeast, becoming variable 3 at times in west. In north, northerly or northwesterly becoming variable, 3 or 4, then becoming southwesterly 4 or 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      In south, showers. In north, fair.
    • Visibility

      In south, good, occasionally moderate. In north, good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly becoming variable, 3 or 4, then becoming southwesterly 4 or 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Rain later in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in northwest.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Northwest veering north 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Northwest veering north 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 in far west, otherwise northerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.