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The general synopsis at midnight

New high expected south Baltic 1028 by midnight tonight. New low expected southeast Fitzroy 1011 by same time. Low 150 miles north of Iceland 984 moving away slowly northwards. High southwest Ireland 1025 dissipating

Issued 2 September 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southerly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming south 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming south 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming south 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming east or southeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming east or southeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming east or southeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming east or southeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, veering east 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in southwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming mainly west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In north, easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south. In south, northeasterly, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, decreasing 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

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

      In north, mainly good. In south, moderate or good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      In north, southwesterly 5 or 6. In south, southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 September 21:19 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, but mainly 4 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in southeast, otherwise rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 1 September 21:19 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 September 03:19 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.