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The general synopsis at midday

Low Hebrides 984 expected Southeast Iceland 993 by midday tomorrow. Low 250 miles west of Fitzroy 1001 expected Ireland 1000 by same time

Issued 4 August 16:25 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing east or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing east or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing south or southeast 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing south or southeast 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, southwest, backing south 5 or 6. In south, easterly or southeasterly, veering westerly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

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

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly later in northwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 4 August 12:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      In southeast, variable 4, becoming southwesterly 5 to 7. In northwest, southwesterly, becoming cyclonic, 6 to gale 8, then becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, moderate or rough. in northwest, very rough, becoming rough.
    • Weather

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

      In southeast, good. In northwest, good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 4 August 12:44 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly, becoming cyclonic, 6 to gale 8, then becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      South or southwest, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 4 August 16:01 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      South or southwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      South or southwest, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 4 August 17:54 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  27. Hebrides

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 4 August 16:01 UTC

    Severe gale force 9 veering southwesterly and decreasing gale force 8 imminent

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, becoming west or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 4 August 09:46 UTC

    Southerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Easterly becoming cyclonic, then becoming southeasterly later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

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

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 3 August 21:50 UTC

    Northeasterly gale force 8 imminent increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      In southeast, easterly becoming cyclonic, then becoming southeasterly later, 5 to 7. In northwest, northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, rough, becoming moderate. In northwest, rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      In southeast, occasional rain, fog patches. In northwest, rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.