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Mapping images supplied by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The general synopsis at 1800

Low 200 miles west of Bailey 986 expected Faeroes 998 by 1800 Thursday. High 200 miles west of Fitzroy 1027 expected Plymouth 1026 by same time

Issued 21 August 22:15 UTC by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but becoming slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      North or northeast, veering east later, 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      .
    • Sea State

      .
    • Weather

      .
    • Visibility

      .
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In southeast, northeasterly, becoming cyclonic later, 4 to 6. In northwest, variable 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.
  25. Rockall

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 August 10:38 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      In south, southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first. In north, cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      In south, rough or very rough, occasionally high at first, becoming moderate or rough later. in north, rough or very rough, occasionally high at first, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      In south, rain or showers. In north, thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      In south, moderate or good, occasionally poor. In north, good, occasionally poor at first.
  28. Bailey

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 August 15:55 UTC

    Gale now ceased but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon

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    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in far south, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 to 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches developing in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.