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The general synopsis at midday

High Irish Sea 1024 expected South Utsire 1026 by midday tomorrow

Issued 18 April 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      In northwest, southwesterly 5 or 6. In southeast, northerly veering southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      In northwest, moderate or rough. in southeast, rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      In northwest, rain for a time. In southeast, fair.
    • Visibility

      In northwest, moderate or good. In southeast, good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northerly veering southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northerly veering southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      In east, northerly veering southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time. In west, variable 4 at first, otherwise southerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      In east, rough becoming moderate. in west, slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      In west, variable becoming southeasterly 3 or 4. In east, northerly 5 or 6, veering easterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      In west, slight or moderate. in east, moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6, veering easterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      In north, northerly 5 or 6, veering easterly 4 or 5. In south, northerly veering northeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

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

      Good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. In south, variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      In north, mainly fair. In south, fair.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      In west, variable 3 or 4. In east, cyclonic in southeast otherwise northwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

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

      In west, showers. In east, showers.
    • Visibility

      In west, good occasionally poor. In east, moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, veering east 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, veering east 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming southeast 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      In northwest, southwesterly veering northeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later. In southeast, southerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4.
    • Sea State

      In northwest, moderate, becoming rough or very rough. in southeast, moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      In northwest, moderate or good. In southeast, good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      In east, southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6, becoming variable 4. In west, southerly veering northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      In southeast, southerly veering northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time. In northwest, southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, moderate or rough. in northwest, rough or very rough.
    • Weather

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

      In southeast, good, occasionally poor. In northwest, good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Southwest becoming cyclonic 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering northeast 5 or 6, becoming variable 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 April 15:20 UTC

    Southwesterly severe gale force 9 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, but gale 8 or severe gale 9 at first in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain then wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.