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A complex area of low pressure centred near Iceland will maintain the strong southwesterly flow across much of the United Kingdom with rain or showers over the coming days.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney * warning

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east, veering westerly 3 or 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough through Strait of Dover.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 at first in east, otherwise variable, mainly westerly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

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

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  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

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering northwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  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

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering northwest 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later in far south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  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

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6 backing southwest 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough in northwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough in northwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  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

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough in far south and far north, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough in far south and far north, otherwise moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  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

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally high later in west.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate until later in sheltered east, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Gale now ceased, but southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon.

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in shelter east.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Fair occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in shelter east.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Fair occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest to south 4 to 5, locally 6 at times, veering west to northwest in the afternoon, decreasing 3 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north of the area.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle, locally heavy in the morning, clearing by evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor in rain and drizzle.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 to 4, decreasing 2 to 3 by the morning and backing west.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Mainly cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct