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Low pressure to the south of Iceland pushes a warm front northeastwards across Britain on Thursday, followed by a cold front moving eastwards on Friday.

* 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 Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first across Orkney, then decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east, becoming variable 3 at times in Moray Firth, veering southwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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 Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, veering southwesterly later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    12:00 UTC Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      South, veering southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    12:00 UTC Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly, veering southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    12:00 UTC Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly, veering southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly, veering southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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 Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Drizzle at times with fog patches, then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, veering southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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 Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 in Bristol Channel, increasing 6 or 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Drizzle at times, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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 Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in far south.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly, veering southwesterly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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 Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly, backing southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in Liverpool Bay.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time in east, veering southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle at times, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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 Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time in North Channel, veering southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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 Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly, veering southwesterly, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough ,occasionally slight at first in east.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      South, veering southwest, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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 Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      South, veering southwest, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering south, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southeasterly gale force 8.

    12:00 UTC Thu 30th Oct – 23:59 UTC Thu 30th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 backing easterly 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 in south later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southerly, 4 or 5, but 6 or 7 in north at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Oct

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast to south 3 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 overnight, locally 6 in the north by midday Friday.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast to south 4 to 5, locally 6 at first, veering southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, becoming cloudy with rain Saturday morning, clearing to fair by midday.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor Saturday morning.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Oct

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Thu 30th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 31st Oct

  • Wind

    South or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first across Orkney, then decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

12:00 UTC Fri 31st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 1st Nov

  • Wind

    Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east, becoming variable 3 at times in Moray Firth, veering southwesterly 5 to 7 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in east.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Oct