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The general synopsis at midnight

Low just west of north Trafalgar 995 expected Fitzroy 993 by midnight tonight

Issued 16 September 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in southwest, but variable 4 for a time in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, but variable 4 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      In northeast, southeasterly 5 or 6. In southwest, southeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      In northeast, moderate or rough. in southwest, slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      In northeast, showers. In southwest, showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      In northeast, moderate or good. In southwest, moderate, occasionally very poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

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

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

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

      In west, moderate, occasionally very poor. In east, moderate or good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Easterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.
  18. Trafalgar

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 15 September 21:32 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering southwesterly soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly later, 5 to 7 increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 15 September 15:48 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      In south, southeasterly becoming cyclonic, 6 to gale 8. In north, easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

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

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

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but moderate or rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      East or southeast, backing northeast later, 3 or 4 increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      East or southeast, backing northeast later, 3 or 4 increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      East or southeast, backing northeast later, 3 or 4 increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      East or southeast, backing northeast later, 3 or 4 increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4, then northeasterly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.