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A ridge of high pressure to the south will slowly decline whilst a deep area of low pressure moves northeastwards close to the north of Scotland bringing very unsettled and windy weather.

* 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west or northwest, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in north, but moderate at times in the Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in the Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in far north, decreasing 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east, veering westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in east, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  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

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly rough in far west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough at times in far west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in Liverpool Bay, otherwise fair, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mostly good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in far north, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later in shelter.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming mainly smooth later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, decreasing 4 or 5 later except in far south.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7 at times in south, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in north, veering westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 except in far north.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 or 7 at first in far north, otherwise 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th 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

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in north, veering westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 except in far north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 or 7 at first in far north, otherwise 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming westerly or northwesterly, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in far south, then decreasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at times east of Shetland, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in south and west.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly severe gale force 9 veering westerly and incfreasing storm force 10 later. Issued at 0958 UTC on 28th September 2016

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 11:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in far south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in south and west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in shelter east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 6, perhaps 7 in the north during the morning, veering west to northwest by early afternoon and decreasing 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, becoming moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle spreading from the northwest, clearing in the evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor in rain, becoming good.

    00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      West to southwest 4 to 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers developing during the morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 23:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

  • Wind

    Southwest, veering west or northwest, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in north, but moderate at times in the Moray Firth.
  • Weather

    Rain then squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

00:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

  • Wind

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

    Moderate or rough, becoming slight in the Moray Firth.
  • Weather

    Squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep