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The general synopsis at midday

Low South Utsire 1003 expected south Norway 1001 by midday tomorrow. High 200 miles west of Bailey 1022 expected Rockall 1019 by same time. High 200 miles west of Fitzroy 1024 expected Fitzroy 1023 by that time

Issued 22 August 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northerly, becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming northwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first. In south, variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

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

      In north, good. In south, good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic in northwest, otherwise mainly northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, northerly or northeasterly, becoming variable in west, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east. In north, northwesterly, becoming variable, 3 or 4, then becoming southerly 5 later in far west.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, showers. In north, rain or showers.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly, becoming variable, 3 or 4, then becoming southerly 5 later in far west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Northwest, becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      In southeast, variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5 later. In northwest, northerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

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

      In southeast, good, occasionally moderate. In northwest, good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      North 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Northerly, backing westerly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.