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Weakening cold fronts will edge eastwards or southeastwards across the United Kingdom during today and tonight, but becoming slow moving over southeastern areas on Wednesday. Pressure will thereafter build for a time across central and southern areas.

* 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 Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly or southwesterly later, 5 or 6, increasing 7 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in east.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough becoming very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th 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 Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly, veering westerly or southwesterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

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

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, then southerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    11:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing south 4 or 5, veering southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

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

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

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest for a time, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south for a time, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest veering north, 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Mainly southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable, mainly northerly, veering southerly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    11:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable, mainly northerly, veering southeasterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in east.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west, veering north, then south or southeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th 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 Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in east.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, veering north 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Sep

  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

    11:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, veering southwest 4 or 5, veering north or northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Sep

  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

    11:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      South veering southwest, then northwest later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south later, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west or northwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing south or southwest, 4 or 5, decreasing 2 or 3, then increasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      South veering southwest, then west later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5, then backing south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in southeast, moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th 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 Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly, then westerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, then backing southerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, and very rough later in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly or southwesterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Sep

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, backing south 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough at times in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Sep

  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

    11:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, backing south 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first, increasing 7, perhaps gale 8 later, then veering southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first in east, rain for a time, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good occasionally poor, but very poor at times at first in east.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th 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 Tue 30th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 30th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first, increasing 7, perhaps gale 8, later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, increasing mainly rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first in east. Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in east and occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8, veering west or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough but moderate at first near northwest Shetland and later in lee of east Shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain at first then isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 to 4, locally southerly 1 to 3 south of Jersey at first, perhaps 5 north of Guernsey overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, perhaps locally moderate north of Guernsey overnight.
    • Weather

      Becoming cloudy overnight, some patchy light rain by morning, clearing during the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor in rain.

    11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 to 4, very soon veering northwest, decreasing 1 to 3 early evening and becoming variable on Thursday.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy risk of a shower at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Sep

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Tue 30th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 1st Oct

  • Wind

    Southerly veering westerly or southwesterly later, 5 or 6, increasing 7 for a time in north.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in north.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain, fog patches at first in east.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in east.

11:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

  • Wind

    Southwesterly backing southerly later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough becoming very rough or high in north.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Sep