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Strong winds across northwestern areas will ease as a deep area of low pressure moves northwards towards eastern Greenland. Much weaker pressure gradients are expected by Saturday night with an occluded front becoming slow moving across western and northern 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

    00:00 UTC Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first near Orkney, becoming variable 3 or 4 west of Orkney and in shelter.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Orkney.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th 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 Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in shelter.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    00:00 UTC Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, backing east 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    00:00 UTC Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, backing easterly or northeasterly 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    00:00 UTC Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5 for a time later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly or southeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    00:00 UTC Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly south or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th 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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    00:00 UTC Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough until later in west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th Sep

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    00:00 UTC Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in eastern Bristol Channel, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west 4 or 5 for a time later in the Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th 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 Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, becoming variable then cyclonic 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th 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 Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times, becoming variable or cyclonic 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, becoming variable or west 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate, then smooth or slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th 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 Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate, then smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable or cyclonic 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th 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 Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first in northwest, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in southeast, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th Sep

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in south, becoming mainly slight later in central areas.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in central areas, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th 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 Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th Sep

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    00:00 UTC Sun 24th Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    00:00 UTC Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast to south 3 to 4, veering west to northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain spreading in from the west from late morning, perhaps heavy at times some mist or fog patches, especially later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate to poor in rain, occasionally very poor in any fog.

    00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a moderate swell, decreasing in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain dying out in the afternoon, risk of mist or fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor, perhaps very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th Sep

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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00:00 UTC Sun 24th Sep – 23:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

  • Wind

    Southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

00:00 UTC Mon 25th Sep – 23:59 UTC Mon 25th Sep

  • Wind

    Southeasterly 4 or 5, backing easterly or northeasterly 3 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally smooth.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 24th Sep