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The general synopsis at 1800

Low just south of Iceland 996 expected Faeroes with little change by 1800 Tuesday

Issued 28 July 23:15 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in southeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      In northeast, northwesterly backing westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5. In southwest, westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      In northeast, slight becoming moderate. in southwest, slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      In northeast, rain later. In southwest, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      In northeast, moderate or good. In southwest, moderate or good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      In northwest, westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. In southeast, variable 4, becoming westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      In northwest, slight becoming moderate. in southeast, slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

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

      In northwest, moderate or good. In southeast, good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in far northeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far northeast.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Northeast backing northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4, then northwesterly 4 or 5 in west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 July 21:30 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing northerly imminent

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    • Wind

      Northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time in northeast, but westerly 4 or 5 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight or moderate in southeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 July 21:30 UTC

    Gale force 8 backing northerly imminent

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    • Wind

      In south, northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east. In north, northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, fair. In north, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 July 15:45 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 July 09:38 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later perhaps gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly becoming cyclonic in north, 5 or 6 occasionally 7 in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming northerly 5 to 7 later, perhaps gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.