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The general synopsis at 1800

High Humber 1025 dissipating by 1800 Sunday. New low expected 170 miles east of Iceland 997 by same time

Issued 23 May 23:15 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, veering westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 23 May 21:30 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time, veering westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      South veering north or northwest later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, veering westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, veering westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      In east, easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, veering westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 later. In west, variable becoming westerly 3 or 4, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      In east, slight. in west, slight.
    • Weather

      In east, fog patches, rain later. In west, fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      In east, moderate occasionally very poor. In west, moderate, occasionally very poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming westerly 3 or 4, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming westerly 3 or 4, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4 occasionally 5 in east later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7. In north, variable 4, becoming northerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, fair. In north, occasional rain, fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming northerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good later.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good later.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good later.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good later.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      West 5 or 6.
    • 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

      West 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, occasionally 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, occasionally 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.