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The general synopsis at midnight

Low 100 miles west of south Rockall 982 expected Rockall 978 by midnight tonight

Issued 3 August 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 August 03:34 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 August 03:34 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 August 03:34 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      In northeast, southeasterly 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8. In southwest, southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate or good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 veering south 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 veering south 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 veering south 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, southwesterly 4 or 5. In south, variable 4 becoming northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

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

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

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic in southeast, otherwise mainly northwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in northwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southeast, southwesterly veering northwesterly 4 or 5. In northwest, westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 August 21:51 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first, then increasing severe gale 9 at times in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 August 03:34 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 August 03:34 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 August 03:34 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 August 21:51 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 imminent, increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in north and west.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 August 21:51 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering southerly and increasing severe gale force 9 imminent, increasing storm force 10 soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in south and east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time in south and east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 August 03:34 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 imminent, veering southerly and increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 August 21:51 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      In south, southerly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8. In north, easterly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8, veering southeasterly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 August 21:51 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8, veering southeasterly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • 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

      East or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 August 03:34 UTC

    Northeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.