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A filling low centred just northwest of Spain will remain slow-moving over the next couple of days, giving a warm and fairly slack continental flow across the British Isles.

* 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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    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, but variable 2 or 3 at times in Moray Firth and near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first, but occasionally good later.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate later in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3, then north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast backing northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor in north, but occasionally good in south.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly becoming variable, then northwesterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in north, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor in north.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3, then northerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3, then north 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th 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

    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3, then northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th 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

    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming northeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

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

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

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    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in Solway Firth and near Great Orme Head.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast, becoming variable later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  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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    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast backing northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast backing northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in southeast at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally heavy and thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5 veering southerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East to southeast 2 to 4, perhaps 5 mid-channel at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, perhaps moderate in the north at first.
    • Weather

      Scattered thundery showers locally misty risk of sea fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor, perhaps very poor later.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 2 to 4, backing east to northeast by evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated thundery showers at first risk of mist or sea fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, perhaps locally poor or very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

  • Wind

    Variable becoming northeast 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
  • Weather

    Fog patches at first.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

  • Wind

    Northeast backing northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight, becoming moderate later.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain, then fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor at first.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep