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The general synopsis at 1800

Low 250 miles west of Fitzroy 1001 expected 150 miles west of Shannon 996 by 1800 Friday. High Biscay 1023 expected Fair Isle 1027 by same time

Issued 2 July 23:15 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6 veering northerly or northwesterly 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6 veering northerly or northwesterly 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6 veering northerly or northwesterly 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Variable or cyclonic, becoming east later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Variable or cyclonic, becoming east later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Variable or cyclonic, becoming east later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Variable or cyclonic, becoming east later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Variable or cyclonic, becoming east later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 becoming variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 becoming variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming east 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming east 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 becoming east or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 becoming east or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 becoming east or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 becoming east 5 or 6, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 becoming east 4 or 5, veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      In southeast, northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times. In northwest, southwesterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

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

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

      In southeast, good. In northwest, good, occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 July 09:26 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly veering southwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in west, decreasing 4 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 July 09:26 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly veering southwesterly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in west, decreasing 4 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      South 4 backing east or southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      South 4 backing east or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      South 4 backing east or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 July 09:26 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5 backing southeasterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 2 July 15:17 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      In southwest, southerly 4 or 5 backing southeasterly 6 to gale 8. In northeast, southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, backing easterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      In southwest, rain or showers. In northeast, showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      In southwest, good, occasionally poor. In northeast, moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, backing easterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, backing easterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, backing easterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Variable 4, becoming easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6 in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Variable 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.