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

The general synopsis at midday

Low 200 miles west of Rockall 979 expected 400 miles west of Bailey 977 by midday Sunday

Issued 21 September 15:25 UTC by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog banks.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 or less becoming southeasterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog banks.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 or less becoming southeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      In east, southeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. In west, southeasterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

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

      In east, fog banks. In west, fair.
    • Visibility

      In east, moderate or good, occasionally very poor. In west, good.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 or less, becoming southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Southeast 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Southeast 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southeast 3 to 5, veering southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Southeast 3 to 5, veering southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Southeast 3 to 5, veering southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      Southeast 3 to 5, veering southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      Southeast, veering southwest, 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  17. Biscay

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

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southerly, veering southwesterly, 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  19. FitzRoy

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

    Southwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Southerly, veering southwesterly, 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      In west, southwesterly 3 to 5. In east, southeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

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

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

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

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 to 6, veering southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 to 6, veering southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly at first in northeast, otherwise westerly, backing southwesterly, 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, veering southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate, occasionally very rough at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      In southwest, southeasterly 5 to 7, veering southwesterly 3 or 4. In northeast, southeast 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      In southwest, showers. In northeast, showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      In southwest, moderate or good. In northeast, good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Southeast 3 to 5, occasionally 6 until later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Southeast 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Southeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  31. Southeast Iceland

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 21 September 09:47 UTC

    Easterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Easterly 4 to 6, but 7 or gale 8 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.