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The general synopsis at midday

Low North Utsire 991 expected Norwegian Sea 975 by midday tomorrow. New low expected northwest France 1003 by same time. Low just west of Fitzroy 998 losing its identity

Issued 25 April 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Mainly northwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Mainly northwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly at first in southeast, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly at first in southeast, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Southwest, veering north or northeast, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Southwest, veering north or northeast, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southwest, veering north or northeast, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Southwest, veering north or northeast, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, southwesterly 4 or 5, veering northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7. In south, cyclonic, becoming northwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      In north, slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later. in south, slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      In north, rain or showers, fog patches at first. In south, rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      In north, moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first. In south, good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later, but 4 in far southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southeast, southwesterly veering northwesterly, 4 or 5. In northwest, cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In southeast, rain then showers. In northwest, rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Northeast backing northwest later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      North or northwest, becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      North or northwest, becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 April 03:13 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now backed northerly and decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      North backing northwest later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 April 03:13 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now backed northerly and decreased gale force 8

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    • Wind

      North backing northwest later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 April 09:52 UTC

    Northerly gale force 8 backing northwesterly later

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    • Wind

      North backing northwest later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 April 09:52 UTC

    Northeasterly severe gale force 9 backing northerly soon then northwesterly later

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    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly later, 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Snow or snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 April 09:52 UTC

    Northerly severe gale force 9 backing northwesterly later

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    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly later, 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high.
    • Weather

      Snow or snow showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, occasional light icing in north.