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Low pressure over southern England will gradually move away eastwards, taking away its showery rain and gusty winds. A strong ridge of high pressure will then develop, bringing a quiet spell of weather to all areas.

* 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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    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west at first, 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate, and rough at first near Orkney.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Smooth at first in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north or northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      North veering south 3 or 4, increasing 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, perhaps thundery, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4, then veering east later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later inshore.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far south, becoming northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate, and moderate or rough later in northeast.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, occasionally thundery, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally thundery, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, veering north or northwest 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  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

    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate, and smooth later in shelter.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight for a time east of the Lizard, otherwise moderate, becoming rough or very rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate, and moderate or rough later in far south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northeast veering southeast later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4 veering south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in east, becoming variable 3 or less, then southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers at first in east.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight at first in east, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

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

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

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    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north 3 or 4 for a time, then becoming southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 in south, becoming southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at first in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 in south, becoming southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or northeast, 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight close inshore in east, otherwise moderate, becoming rough at times later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or northeast 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight close inshore in east, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight close inshore in east, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      West 6 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in the north, veering northwest and decreasing 5 to 6 by midnight, further decreasing 3 to 4 in the morning, locally variable 1 to 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, becoming slight to moderate by morning.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, with a risk of thunder, becoming isolated overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in showers.

    12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly or variable 1 to 3, locally 4, becoming southeast Monday morning and increasing 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

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

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12:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

  • Wind

    Northerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Good.

12:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 11:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

  • Wind

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

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

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct