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The general synopsis at 0600

Low just north of Fair Isle 1002 expected Faeroes 1004by 0600 tomorrow. New low expected Forties 1007 by same time

Issued 26 July 10:30 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      In northeast, westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later. In southwest, westerly or southwesterly backing southerly for a time, 4 or 5 occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      In northeast, showers, rain later. In southwest, rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      In northeast, good, becoming moderate or poor later. In southwest, good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly backing southerly for a time, 4 or 5 occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly backing southerly for a time, 4 or 5 occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly backing southerly for a time, 4 or 5 occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly backing southerly for a time, 4 or 5 occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, variable 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5. In south, northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      In north, slight or moderate. in south, slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

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

      In north, good, occasionally poor later. In south, good.
  18. Trafalgar

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 July 09:38 UTC

    Northerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Easterly 6 or 7 in far southeast, otherwise northerly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times in far north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 July 09:38 UTC

    Northerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      In south, northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east. In north, westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly later, 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.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southwest becoming cyclonic, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 26 July 03:33 UTC

    Northerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.