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A strengthening westerly flow will become established across the British Isles, between high pressure to the south of England and areas of low pressure centred to the north of Scotland.

* 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing west 4 or 5, then backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 or 5, then veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first in north, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwest 4 or 5, then veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5, then veering westerly later, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, then backing southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in Strait of Dover.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming west 3 or 4, then veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  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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    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming west 3 or 4, then veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in far west, otherwise mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

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

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, but rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4, then backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing west 4 or 5, then backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing west 4 or 5, then backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in and around North Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in west, but slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

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

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

    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 4, occasionally 5 at first. veering northwest 3 or 4 in the west later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest veering north or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming northerly late afternoon, locally 4 near the Normandy coast for a time, backing northwest to west and increasing 3 to 4 by dawn, increasing 4 to 5 in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming mainly moderate Wednesday morning.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers from Wednesday morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 to 5, decreasing 2 to 4 by evening, backing west to southwest Thursday morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower at first.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

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

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain, showers later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

  • Wind

    Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4, then backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers at first, occasional rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep