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A deepening area of low pressure will move eastwards across northern Scotland overnight and then move southeast through the eastern North Sea during Tuesday, bringing gales to most areas and storm force winds to parts of the north.

* 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 Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 to gale 8, veering northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 4 or 5, then backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in northwest.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8, veering westerly then northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high near Rattray Head for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering west then northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, then occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering west then northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, occasional rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6, increasing 7 or gale 8, then veering westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6, backing westerly later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering westerly or northwesterly 6 or 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6, backing westerly later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6, backing west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, decreasing 5 or 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in east at first, backing southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, backing west and later southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, backing west and later southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, occasional rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

  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 Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west or northwest, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 or 7, backing west or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      South 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

  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 Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 7 to severe gale 9, veering northwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, but very rough or high in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing westerly 4 or 5, then southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, then high for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

  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 Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 to gale 8, veering northwest gale 8 to storm 10.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: SOUTHERLY GALE FORCE 8 EXPECTED SOON, VEERING

    23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 10:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly backing southeasterly, 6 to gale 8, veering northwesterly severe gale 9 to storm force 10 later in west and south.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally moderate in east at first, becoming very rough in west later.
    • Weather

      Rain, perhaps heavy at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly gale 8 to storm force 10, but southeasterly 6 to gale 8 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but high in southwest for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing 7 to gale f8 overnight, veering northwest mid-morning, decreasing 6 to 7 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough becoming rough to very rough by afternoon.
    • Weather

      Rain early Tuesday clearing during the morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor in rain.

    23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 perhaps 7 at first, decreasing 5 to 6 by morning, then 4 to 5 by midday, backing west 4 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, becoming slight to moderate with swell.
    • Weather

      Risk of drizzle later in the evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps moderate to poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

  • Wind

    South or southeast 6 to gale 8, veering northwest gale 8 to storm 10.
  • Sea State

    Rough, becoming very rough or high.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers, mainly fair later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

23:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: SOUTHERLY GALE FORCE 8 EXPECTED SOON, VEERING

23:00 UTC Mon 20th Oct – 10:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

  • Wind

    Southerly backing southeasterly, 6 to gale 8, veering northwesterly severe gale 9 to storm force 10 later in west and south.
  • Sea State

    Rough, occasionally moderate in east at first, becoming very rough in west later.
  • Weather

    Rain, perhaps heavy at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

11:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 22:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

  • Wind

    Northwesterly gale 8 to storm force 10, but southeasterly 6 to gale 8 at first in east.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, but high in southwest for a time.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers becoming mainly fair later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 20th Oct