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The general synopsis at 1800

High Rockall 1028 expected Malin 1029 by 1800 Tuesday

Issued 16 September 22:15 UTC by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  1. Viking

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 September 21:39 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  2. North Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 September 03:45 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  3. South Utsire

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 September 03:45 UTC

    Gale now ceased, but northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  4. Forties

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 September 03:45 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  5. Cromarty

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 September 03:45 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  8. Dogger

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 September 15:54 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 expected later

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    • Wind

      In west, northwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7. In east, northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later.
    • Sea State

      In west, moderate or rough. in east, moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      In west, fair. In east, showers.
    • Visibility

      In west, good. In east, good.
  9. Fisher

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 September 21:39 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 until later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  10. German Bight

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 September 21:39 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale force 9 soon

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    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 until later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 to 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 to 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      North 2 to 4, veering northeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      North 2 to 4, veering northeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Northeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  18. Trafalgar

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 or less, occasionally northwesterly 4 or 5 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but moderate in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  19. FitzRoy

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 to 6, becoming variable 4 or less in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.
  20. Sole

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    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      Northeast 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in northeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      Northeast 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in northeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

      Northeast, veering east, 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

      Variable 4 or less, becoming southwest 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in northeast.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 4 or less, then southwest 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7, backing southeasterly later, then veering southwesterly in southwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 to 6, backing southeasterly later, then veering southwesterly in southwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.
  29. Fair Isle

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 September 21:39 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 3 to 5, becoming variable 4 or less in southwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  30. Faeroes

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 16 September 21:39 UTC

    Northwesterly gale force 8 continuing

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 3 to 5, becoming variable 4 or less in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  31. Southeast Iceland

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 to 6, becoming variable 4 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but rough at first in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.