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Low pressure centred between Scotland and Iceland will bring a generally strong and mild southwesterly flow of air over the next couple of 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in far northwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high in north, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later offshore.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near North Foreland, veering westerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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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    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in far west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in far west, otherwise mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later near St Davids Head.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but mainly rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough in west, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, becoming high in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 or gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 or gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly gale force 8 in operation at time of issue.

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest to south 4 to 5, veering southwest to west 3 to 4 in the afternoon, locally 5 for a time, further veering northwest this evening, backing northwest to west by morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight , locally moderate in the north at times.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle, locally heavy, clearing by Saturday.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor in rain and drizzle, becoming good by Saturday.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 2 to 4, backing west in the afternoon, southwest in the evening and southwest to south by Sunday morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower Saturday morning.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct