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An intense area of low pressure to the northeast of Scotland will move rather quickly northeastwards into Scandinavia. Gales within its circulation at first will soon ease and thereafter much quieter conditions are expected.

* 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      North 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5, veering east or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first, becoming slight at times later in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Oct

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering north 5 to 7, decreasing 4, then veering east or northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in north, becoming slight at times in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, veering southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then veering south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering north 4 or 5, then veering east or northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, veering south or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or 4, then easterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, veering southerly, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, veering southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming east or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time, veering southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th 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 Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th 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 Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, veering southerly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then increasing 7 or gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th 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 Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming east 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      East, veering south, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming east 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first, then becoming smooth at times.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      East, veering south, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 or 7, veering northwest or variable 3, becoming east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      East, veering southeast, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first, then becoming smooth at times.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4, then easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first, then becoming smooth at times.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Oct

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, veering easterly 3 or 4, then veering southeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in far southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering northeasterly 3 or 4, then veering easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th 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

    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering northeasterly 3 or 4, then veering easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      North or northeast 6 to gale 8, veering east or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northeasterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon issued at 0939 UTC

    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 23:59 UTC Tue 17th Oct

    • Wind

      North or northeast 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later
    • Weather

      Rain soon clearing east, then fair
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first

    00:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, veering east or northeast 3 or 4
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough at first
    • Weather

      Fair
    • Visibility

      Good

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Oct

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      East to northeast 2 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 this afternoon, locally 6 especially in the north and west of the area this evening, slowly backing southeast to south overnight and decreasing 3 to 5, veering southwest to west by midday.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, risk of mist patches in the morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      West 2 to 4, locally 5 at first, becoming variable 1 to 3 by the evening, becoming southerly by dawn, increasing 3 to 4 in the morning and 4 to 5 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, perhaps locally moderate at times, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, clearing during the evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor, becoming mainly good in the evening.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Oct

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

  • Wind

    North or northeast 6 to gale 8, veering east or northeast 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain at first.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate at first.

12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Oct

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northeasterly severe gale force 9 decreasing gale force 8 soon issued at 0939 UTC

12:00 UTC Tue 17th Oct – 23:59 UTC Tue 17th Oct

  • Wind

    North or northeast 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later
  • Weather

    Rain soon clearing east, then fair
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate at first

00:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

  • Wind

    North 4 or 5, veering east or northeast 3 or 4
  • Sea State

    Moderate occasionally rough at first
  • Weather

    Fair
  • Visibility

    Good

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Oct