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The general synopsis at midnight

Low 100 miles west of Bailey 994 expected north Faeroes 989 by midnight tonight. High Denmark 1020 moving away eastwards

Issued 22 April 04:05 UTC

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 April 03:47 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 April 03:47 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 22 April 03:47 UTC

    Southeasterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      In northeast, southeasterly 5 to 7, veering southwesterly 4 or 5 later. In southwest, southeasterly veering southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      West 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming north 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, but 6 or 7 in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southeast, variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northeasterly 5 or 6. In northwest, northwesterly backing southwesterly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

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

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

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    • Wind

      In west, northwesterly backing southwesterly later, 5 or 6. In east, westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      In west, showers. In east, occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming west or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming west or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      South or southeast, becoming cyclonic, mainly west later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      South or southeast, becoming cyclonic, mainly west later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming northwesterly 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.