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A weak cold front over the borders will move south to clear the south coast during Sunday morning with much clearer and fresher conditions spreading to all parts.

* 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

    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north and east, becoming variable 2 or 3 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth or slight in inner Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4 at first in east, otherwise variable 2 or 3, becoming southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth or slight in inner Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near Rattray Head, but mainly variable 3 or 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3, then becoming southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in south.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming slight later in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, backing northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east, decreasing 3 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming north 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th 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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    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming north 3 or 4, then veering northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less at first in Bristol Channel, otherwise north or northeast veering east 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th 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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    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North veering east or northeast, then becoming variable later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southwest later 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest veering east or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast becoming variable, 3 or less, then becoming west or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in North Channel, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th 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

    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate near islay and Tiree.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in northeast.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, veering northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 in west later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in northeast at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4 soon becoming northerly, veering northeast overnight, increasing 4 to 5 by morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth of slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Some mist and fog patches in the north of the area, clearing risk of a shower.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to very poor.

    11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 to 5 decreasing 3 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later in west.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in northeast.
  • Weather

    Showers then fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate at first.

11:00 UTC Sun 21st Sep – 10:59 UTC Mon 22nd Sep

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

  • Wind

    Westerly 4 or 5, veering northwesterly 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally slight at first.
  • Weather

    Occasional showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 in west later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally rough in northeast at first.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 20th Sep