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The general synopsis at midday

High south Wales 1028 expected north Germany 1028 by midday tomorrow. New low expected Biscay 1015 by same time

Issued 24 November 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers dying out.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7 becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers dying out.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 3 for a time then east 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 for a time then east 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic in southeast, otherwise northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southeast, north or northeast 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4. In northwest, variable 3 or 4, but northeasterly 5 at first in far northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

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

      In southeast, moderate or good. In northwest, moderate or good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, but northeasterly 5 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, but northeasterly 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Westerly backing southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in southeast, increasing 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Westerly backing southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Westerly backing southerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

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

      Very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7 backing south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.