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The general synopsis at midnight

Low Faeroes 990 expected Norwegian Basin 995 by midnight tonight

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

  1. Viking

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    • Wind

      In west, southwesterly 4 to 6, veering northwesterly later. In east, southwesterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

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

      In west, showers, some thundery. In east, showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      In west, good, occasionally moderate. In east, good, occasionally moderate.
  2. North Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  3. South Utsire

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  4. Forties

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    • Wind

      In east, southwesterly 4 to 6. In west, southwesterly 4 to 6, veering northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

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

      In east, showers, some thundery. In west, showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      In east, good, occasionally moderate. In west, good, occasionally moderate.
  5. Cromarty

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 to 6, veering northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  6. Forth

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    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 to 6, veering northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  7. Tyne

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  8. Dogger

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  9. Fisher

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  10. German Bight

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  11. Humber

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    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  12. Thames

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  13. Dover

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  14. Wight

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    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 6, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  15. Portland

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    • Wind

      West 4 to 6, veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  16. Plymouth

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    • Wind

      West 4 to 6, veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  17. Biscay

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    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, veering north 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • 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 south, northerly 3 to 5, but 6 or 7 in east. In north, northwesterly 4 to 6, backing westerly 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

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

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

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

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    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 to 6, backing westerly 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  21. Lundy

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    • Wind

      West 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  22. Fastnet

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    • Wind

      West 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  23. Irish Sea

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    • Wind

      West 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  24. Shannon

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    • Wind

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

      Rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  25. Rockall

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    • Wind

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

      Rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, some thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  26. Malin

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  27. Hebrides

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    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  28. Bailey

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    • Wind

      North 4 to 6, becoming variable 4 or less, then south 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.
  29. Fair Isle

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    • Wind

      Westerly, veering northwesterly, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.
  30. Faeroes

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    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

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

    Gale Warning: Gale warning issued 18 August 15:45 UTC

    Northerly severe gale 9 decreasing gale 8 soon

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    • Wind

      Northerly 6 to gale 8, backing northwesterly 5 to 7, veering easterly 3 to 5 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in southeast.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.