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

The general synopsis at midnight

High north Wales 1031 expected the netherlands with little change by midnight tonight

Issued 19 September 03:05 UTC by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, backing westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, backing westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly, backing westerly for a time, 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming west or southwest later, 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in northeast.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming west or southwest later, 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming mainly west or southwest, 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming mainly west or southwest, 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      Variable becoming mainly west or southwest, 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing west, 3 to 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      Northwest backing west, 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      Variable, but mainly north at first, 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in northeast.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Variable, but mainly north at first, 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Northwest becoming variable, 2 to 4, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in west, slight in east.
    • Weather

      Fog patches near coast, thundery showers in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, or very poor in east.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      In south, easterly 5 or 6 until later in north, otherwise variable 2 to 4. In north, easterly or southeasterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

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

      In south, fog patches in southeast. In north, mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      In south, moderate or good, occasionally very poor in southeast. In north, good.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in east.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Easterly 2 to 4, veering southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Easterly 2 to 4, veering southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in southwest, otherwise slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      Variable, becoming south or southeast later, 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 to 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 to 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in northwest, slight in southeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

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

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    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.