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The general synopsis at 0600

High south Shannon 1034 expected Biscay 1036 by 0600 tomorrow, new low expected northwest Shannon 1015 by same time

Issued 25 December 10:30 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      North, backing west or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Easterly, becoming cyclonic then westerly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6, backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 25 December 03:45 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 now veered northwesterly decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5, backing southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

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

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      In south, variable 4, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7. In north, northwesterly backing westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

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

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

      In south, good, becoming moderate or poor. In north, good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6, becoming variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.