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

The general synopsis at 0600

Low Norwegian Basin 990, slow moving, filling 997 by 0600 tomorrow. New high expected Fitzroy 1027 by same time.

Issued 19 August 09:30 UTC by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 6, veering west 3 to 5, then becoming variable 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 6, veering west 3 to 5, then becoming variable 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 6, veering west 3 to 5, then becoming variable 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first, and occasionally 2 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first, and occasionally 2 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering west 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering west 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering west 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      West 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      West 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northerly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In north, variable 2 to 4. In south, northerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

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

      In north, good. In south, good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      West 4 to 6, backing southwest 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      West 4 to 6, backing southwest 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      North 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then south 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, but fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      North 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then south 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, but fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      North 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first, backing northwest 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Northerly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or less, then cyclonic 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers or rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.