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Low German Bight 1003, moving slowly east and losing its identity

Issued 4 September 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 4 September 03:37 UTC

    Northwesterly gale 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 4 September 03:37 UTC

    Northwesterly gale 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 4 September 03:37 UTC

    Northwesterly gale 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly, backing northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 September 21:38 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      North or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in far northeast.
    • Weather

      Rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  6. Forth

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 September 09:32 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, and perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 September 21:38 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, and perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 September 21:38 UTC

    Gale force 8 now veered northwesterly

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, and perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northwest, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northwest, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 September 09:32 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 September 15:33 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      In northeast, northwesterly 6 to gale 8. In southwest, northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      In northeast, thundery showers. In southwest, showers.
    • Visibility

      In northeast, good, occasionally poor. In southwest, good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, becoming easterly 4 in far southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southeast, northeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later. In northwest, northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      In southwest, northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. In northeast, northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      In southwest, showers, rain later. In northeast, showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      In southwest, good, occasionally moderate later. In northeast, good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 4 September 03:37 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 4 September 03:37 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      In east, northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times. In west, northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      In east, moderate, becoming rough or very rough. in west, moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      In east, rain then showers. In west, showers.
    • Visibility

      In east, good, occasionally poor at first. In west, good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 September 09:32 UTC

    Northerly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      In east, northerly 6 to gale 8, backing southwesterly 5 later. In west, easterly 4 or 5, veering southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      In east, rough, becoming moderate later. In west, moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.