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High pressure across the United Kingdom will decline as an active cold front reaching the northwest of Scotland this evening will move erratically southeastwards during Friday and Friday night bringing heavy rain and in the northwest, gales or severe gales for a time.

* 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 Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time in north, veering southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high in north, slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain for a time, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in northwest, veering westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in north, mainly moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor in east.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming north or northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      South 6 or 7, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming north or northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, but fair at first in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, veering southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly veering southwesterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  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 Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in far west, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in far southwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then becoming northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then becoming northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 7 or gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      South 7 or gale 8, veering southwest 4, then veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in southeast, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time in north, veering westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain at first then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 for a time, veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 for a time, veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9, veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough in east.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent backing southerly soon and increasing storm force 10 later, issued at 2203 on Wednesday 1st October

    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7 increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, but moderate at first east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South gale 8 or severe gale 9 veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Rain clearing later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming south to southwest tomorrow morning, locally 4 in the north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Some mist or fog patches, especially overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to very poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      South to southwest 2 to 4, locally variable 1 to 3 in the south at first, increasing 4 to 6 overnight, veering northwest in the morning 5 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with a low swell, becoming moderate to rather rough.
    • Weather

      Rain by Saturday morning, heavy at times, clearing later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, becoming moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

  • Wind

    Southerly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time in north, veering southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Very rough or high in north, slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in east.
  • Weather

    Fair, then rain for a time, showers later.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

11:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in northwest, veering westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough in north, mainly moderate in east.
  • Weather

    Showers, then rain in east.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate or poor in east.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct