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The general synopsis at 1800

Low 300 miles west of Rockall 1011 expected just northeast of Iceland 1007 by 1800 Thursday. High Forties 1029 dissipating

Issued 23 May 23:15 UTC by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in north.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in north.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming east 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in south.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southeast backing northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      In north, northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times. In south, northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      In north, showers, fog patches later. In south, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      In north, moderate or good, occasionally very poor later. In south, good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming mainly northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

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

      In south, moderate, occasionally rough later. in north, moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

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

      In south, mainly good. In north, good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      In west, northeasterly 3 or 4, backing northerly 5 or 6. In east, northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      In west, mainly fair. In east, showers later.
    • Visibility

      In west, good, occasionally poor. In east, moderate or good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      In southeast, variable 3, becoming northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later. In northwest, southerly veering northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

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

      In southeast, good, occasionally poor. In northwest, mainly good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      South veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in southeast, moderate or rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      South veering west later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic mainly southerly veering westerly later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.