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The ridge of high pressure currently lying across the United Kingdom will retreat southeastwards as areas of low pressure and their associated fronts run northwards over the eastern north Atlantic. This will bring a return to unsettled and rather windy conditions for a time, more so in the north and west.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming south or southeast for a time, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 except in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 for a time in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming south or southwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Mainly south 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southwest 3 or 4, then backing south later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southwest 3 or 4, then backing south later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near northeast Norfolk.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly or southeasterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly * warning

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6 veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, then becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel * warning

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4 backing south 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate except in eastern Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering northwest, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, then becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor until later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel * warning

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 backing south 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough later near headlands in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7 veering north or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, then becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor until later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway * warning

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 increasing 4 or 5, then increasing 5 to 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in north, occasionally rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north, becoming variable mainly northwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain, then becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor until later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, then occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7 veering north or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain, then becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor until later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      South, veering northwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel * warning

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 increasing 5 or 6, then becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough later in far south.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 increasing 5 to 7, then veering northwesterly 3 or 4 later, occasionally 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5 increasing 6 or 7, then veering southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then becoming southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides * warning

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5 increasing 6 or 7, then veering southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time except near Sutherland.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then becoming southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 1 or 2, then becoming southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, slight or moderate in north, west and south.
    • Weather

      Rain at times later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

    For coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first in east, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in north, west and south.
    • Weather

      Rain at times later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Sep – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly 2 to 4, backing southwesterly 4 early morning, occasionally 5 in the north and west of the area by midday.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in the north and west by late afternoon.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 17:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, perhaps 6 mid channel by midnight, decreasing 3 to 5 in the morning, veering west in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain spreading in from the west in the morning, clearing in the west of the area late afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor in rain.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 19th Sep