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The general synopsis at midnight

Low just west of Bailey 1003 expected Forties with little change by midnight tonight. New low expected Plymouth 1002 by same time

Issued 1 August 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 becoming easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6, veering southerly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 becoming easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6, veering southerly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 becoming southeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic mainly south or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic mainly south or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic mainly south or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic mainly south or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic mainly south or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      South backing southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      South backing southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      South backing southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southwest becoming cyclonic then mainly south or southeast, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Southwest becoming cyclonic then mainly south or southeast, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Southwest becoming cyclonic then mainly south or southeast, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Southwest becoming cyclonic then mainly south or southeast, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming west or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      Mainly west or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Southwest becoming cyclonic or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Southwest becoming cyclonic or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming mainly north 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, veering northeasterly 5 or 6 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      In southeast, variable 4. In northwest, easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      In southeast, cyclonic 3 or 4, occasionally 5. In northwest, northeasterly 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      In southeast, rain or showers. In northwest, showers.
    • Visibility

      In southeast, good, occasionally poor. In northwest, moderate or good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Becoming variable 3 in far west otherwise mainly northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.