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The general synopsis at midday

Low Bailey 986 expected Faeroes 993 by midday tomorrow. New low moving steadily northeast expected Cromarty 994 by same time

Issued 17 August 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, veering south 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, veering south 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, veering west or southwest 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, veering west or southwest 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, veering west or southwest 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, veering west or southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, veering west or southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west 5 or 6 occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west 5 or 6 occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Easterly in far southeast, otherwise northerly or northwesterly, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

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

      Rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 17 August 15:40 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering westerly soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northwest later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west or northwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 17 August 09:36 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing northerly soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, becoming northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough until later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming easterly 3 or 4 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough until later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 17 August 03:43 UTC

    Gale force 8 imminent, backing northerly soon

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough until later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.