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A southeasterly flow will affect much of the United Kingdom through Wednesday. An Atlantic low will edge eastwards through Thursday to bring gales or severe gales to southern areas on Thursday night. A slight ridge of high pressure will then bring some brief respite from the west during 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 Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, mainly 4 at first in east, otherwise 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain and fog patches later in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor later in east.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th 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 Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, veering southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering south later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      South backing southeast, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering southwest for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southeast, becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, veering southwesterly 3 or 4, then backing southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches developing in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor at times in north.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, veering southerly, then southwesterly later, 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 later in south and east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate, then moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, backing southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, then veering southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming south later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, then veering southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th 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 Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southerly or southeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later except in far east, occasionally 7 later near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first in east, then rain later in far west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly, 4 or 5 at first in far east, otherwise 6 to gale 8, veering southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, then decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in east, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th 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 Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, veering southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first in north, rain later in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in north.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5 at first in east, otherwise cyclonic 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, then becoming westerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th 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 Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering south or southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first, rain later later in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic, then northwest later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, then backing west 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough at times except in far northeast.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th 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 Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering northwest later, 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in southeast.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      South, backing northwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      South veering northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th 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 Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in North Channel, but decreasing 4 at times in Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in North Channel, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th 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 Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic, then northwest, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Fair at first in northeast, otherwise occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in southwest.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic, then northwest later, 5 to 7, decreasing mainly 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south, becoming smooth or slight in central areas.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th 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 Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair at first in northeast, otherwise occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in southwest.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic, then northwest later, 5 to 7, decreasing mainly 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight near Sutherland.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then veering southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil in operation at time of issue.

    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 23:59 UTC Wed 18th Oct

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later
    • Sea State

      Moderate locally slight
    • Weather

      Fair
    • Visibility

      Good

    00:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      East veering southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough later
    • Weather

      Showers then rain later
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Oct

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming south to southwest 3 to 4 by morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle and mist patches, especially overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      South to southwest 3 to 4, backing south 6 to gale 8 by evening, veering southwest to west 7 to gale 8, during the evening, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time overnight, decreasing 4 to 6 by noon Friday.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell, increasing rather rough to rough in the evening and rough to very rough in the overnight, decreasing moderate to rather rough by noon.
    • Weather

      Rain spreading in from the west by evening, occasionally heavy, clearing overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, perhaps poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Oct

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Wed 18th Oct – 11:59 UTC Thu 19th Oct

  • Wind

    Easterly or southeasterly, mainly 4 at first in east, otherwise 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers, rain and fog patches later in east.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor later in east.

12:00 UTC Thu 19th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

  • Wind

    Southeasterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or drizzle with fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th Oct