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An active cold front with waves running northeastwards along it will edge erratically eastwards across the United Kingdom during 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north at first and again later in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight until later in east, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      South becoming cyclonic for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      South veering west later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, veering westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly later in west, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first east of the Lizard, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later, mainly in west.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly at first in east, otherwise northwesterly backing southwesterly later, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later east of the Lizard.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly veering northwesterly later in west, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in eastern Bristol Channel, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly at first in east, otherwise northwesterly backing southwesterly later, 56.
    • Sea State

      Slight in eastern Bristol Channel, otherwise mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming cyclonic later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming north, then backing south or southwest later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly becoming cyclonic later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northerly 5 or 6, backing westerly 3 or 4, then southerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest, then south later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in southeast, veering northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, decreasing 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, decreasing 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering north or northwest 4 or 5, but becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth for a time in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Sep

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in central areas.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming south 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth until later in central areas, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming south 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in northeast, otherwise southeasterly becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Mainly smooth at first near east coast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Sep

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

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

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in northeast, otherwise southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, mainly in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at first near east coast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 4, locally 5, backing south early afternoon, increasing 4 to 5 in the evening, locally 6 by morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in the north and west overnight.
    • Weather

      Risk of a little rain or drizzle in the north at times.
    • Visibility

      Good or very good, perhaps occasionally moderate in any rain or drizzle.

    06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 to 5, locally 6 in the morning, veering west to northwest in the afternoon, decreasing 3 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate in the north in the morning, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Rain spreading in from the west, perhaps locally heavy, clearing by the evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Sep

Isle of Man

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Wed 20th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 21st Sep

  • Wind

    South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally rough for a time.
  • Weather

    Fair then rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Good becoming moderate or poor.

06:00 UTC Thu 21st Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

  • Wind

    West or northwest, backing southwest, then south later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming slight for a time.
  • Weather

    Rain then fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, becoming good.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Sep