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The general synopsis at 0600

Low Fitzroy 993 slow-moving with little change by 0600 tomorrow

Issued 17 September 10:30 UTC

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      In southwest, southeasterly 5 or 6. In northeast, mainly southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

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

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

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    • Wind

      Mainly southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      In northeast, southeasterly 5 to 7. In southwest, easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

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

      In northeast, good, occasionally moderate. In southwest, moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      North veering east 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      North veering east 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      East 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor in west.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, occasionally 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      East 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor in west.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Northeast veering east 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, veering east 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering east 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  18. Trafalgar

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 September 21:29 UTC

    Southwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough, but moderate in far southeast.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 17 September 03:32 UTC

    Gale force 8 now veered southwesterly

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    • Wind

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

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in north.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Easterly becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Easterly becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      In west, easterly becoming variable, 3 or 4. In east, southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      In west, moderate, becoming slight. in east, moderate.
    • Weather

      In west, occasional rain, fog patches. In east, showers.
    • Visibility

      In west, moderate or good, occasionally very poor. In east, moderate.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southeast becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in northwest, becoming slight in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.