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The general synopsis at midnight

Low Faeroes 1005 expected Fair Isle 1014 by midnight tonight. Low 100 miles west of Trafalgar 1009 expected Trafalgar 1012 by same time. New low expected northeast Biscay 1011 by that time

Issued 30 August 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwest, becoming northeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwesterly, becoming northeasterly later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwest, becoming northeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Northeast, backing northwest later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Variable or cyclonic 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  18. Trafalgar

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 29 August 15:50 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      In east, easterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later, otherwise variable or cyclonic 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southeast, variable 4 in southeast at first, otherwise northeasterly 5 or 6. In northwest, northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

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

      In southeast, thundery rain, fog patches. In northwest, showers.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, moderate or good, occasionally very poor. In northwest, good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming north later 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering north or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering north or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering north or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering north or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly, becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in east, moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northerly, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in west later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.