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The general synopsis at 0600

Low Southeast Iceland 990 expected Rockall 998 by 0600 tomorrow. Developing low just west of Rockall expected Scotland 999 by same time. Low Forties 1001 losing its identity. High Fitzroy 1024 dissipating

Issued 28 April 10:30 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      In southwest, cyclonic becoming easterly, 4 or 5. In northeast, southeasterly becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

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

      In southwest, good, occasionally moderate. In northeast, good, occasionally moderate.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, but mainly westerly or southwesterly in south, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 5 or 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly backing southwesterly in northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  21. Lundy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 09:27 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  22. Fastnet

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 09:27 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  23. Irish Sea

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 09:27 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  24. Shannon

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 April 21:46 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 09:27 UTC

    Gale force 8 now backed southwesterly

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming north or northeast, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  26. Malin

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 12:14 UTC

    Westerly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming north or northeast, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 27 April 15:34 UTC

    Gale force 8 veering northerly later

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming north or northeast, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 for a time in southeast, otherwise southerly or southeasterly backing easterly, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 for a time in south, otherwise easterly or southeasterly backing northeasterly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 28 April 03:26 UTC

    Northeasterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force soon

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.