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The general synopsis at 1800

Low 750 miles west of Ireland 975 expected 100 miles southwest of Iceland 966 by 1800 Sunday. High north Fitzroy 1023 slow-moving with little change. Low southwest Viking 1006 losing its identity

Issued 30 August 23:15 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Easterly veering southerly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, then occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Easterly veering southerly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, then occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 becoming variable 3, then southerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 3, then southerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 becoming variable then south 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 becoming variable then south 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 becoming variable then south 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally easterly 5 in far southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in northeast.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southeast, northeasterly 5 to 7. In northwest, variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5 in far northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      In southeast, fair. In northwest, mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, good, occasionally poor. In northwest, good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest, 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 August 15:22 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest, 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 backing south or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 backing south or southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 August 09:45 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8, then veering southwest later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming southerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 August 21:45 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly veering southerly, 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches then rain.
    • Visibility

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

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 30 August 21:45 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon, increasing severe gale force 9 later

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly veering southerly, 4 or 5 increasing 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first.