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Fronts moving south over England and Wales will clear the south coast by midday with a ridge of high pressure then moving east across the United Kingdom. Further Atlantic fronts will move east across northern and central areas during Thursday.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest later 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough in northwest, slight or moderate in southeast.
    • Weather

      Showers becoming fair, then rain later in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor in northwest later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in northwest, slight or moderate in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly in north and northwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north and northwest.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Rain at first then showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in far west, otherwise mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in far west, otherwise mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      West veering northwest for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, veering west or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in far west later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northwest 3 or 4, backing west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 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.

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

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight just east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, but slight just east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming northwest to west 4 occasionally 5 by morning, veering northwest to north 3 to 4 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight to moderate.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers in the morning mist or haze clearing by afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate locally poor, becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 4, decreasing 2 or 3 by morning, backing west in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

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

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Good.

23:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep