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The general synopsis at 0600

Low southwest Fitzroy 994 slow-moving with little change by 0600 tomorrow

Issued 16 September 10:30 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      In northeast, southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first. In southwest, southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      In northeast, moderate or rough. in southwest, slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      In northeast, showers. In southwest, rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      In northeast, good, occasionally poor. In southwest, moderate, occasionally very poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly backing northerly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly backing northerly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor in west.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but rough in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Easterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 15 September 21:32 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering southwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly later, 5 to 7 increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 September 15:28 UTC

    Gale force 8 now veered southerly

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    • Wind

      In south, cyclonic 6 to gale 8. In north, easterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      In south, rough. in north, rough.
    • Weather

      In south, thundery showers. In north, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but moderate or rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      East or northeast becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly becoming variable, 3 or 4, then becoming northeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.