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The general synopsis at 1800

Low northeastern France 1006 expected Plymouth 998 by 1800 Sunday. High southern Norway 1026 dissipating

Issued 19 April 23:15 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, backing northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, backing east 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      East backing northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      East backing northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      East backing northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6 at first in north, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      In south, westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6. In north, variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, variable 3 or 4. In north, northeasterly, backing northerly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, thundery showers. In north, showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly, backing northerly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, backing north 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, backing north 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, backing north 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, but variable 3 or 4 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      In southeast, variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5 later. In northwest, northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, moderate or rough. in northwest, rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

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

      In southeast, good. In northwest, moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      In southeast, northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. In northwest, variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      In southeast, rough, occasionally very rough at first. in northwest, very rough, becoming rough.
    • Weather

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

      In southeast, moderate or good. In northwest, good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      In west, variable 3 or 4. In east, southerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      In west, good. In east, moderate or good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5 in southeast, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

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

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.