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The general synopsis at midday

Low 120 miles west of Shannon 996 expected northwest Malin 995 by midday tomorrow

Issued 6 July 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, becoming variable 3, then becoming northeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, becoming variable 4, then becoming easterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, becoming variable 4, then becoming easterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly, backing easterly for a time in north, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Easterly becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, then becoming northeasterly 5 or 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor later.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      South veering southwest, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, southwesterly veering westerly, 5 or 6. In south, variable 4, becoming westerly 5 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      In north, rain or showers. In south, showers.
    • Visibility

      In north, good, occasionally poor at first. In south, moderate or good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Mainly northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, variable 4, becoming westerly 5 at times. In north, southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, showers. In north, rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 July 16:00 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

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

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 6 July 16:00 UTC

    Northeasterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic in south, otherwise northeasterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      East becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5, veering northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate.