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A low centred just northwest of Iberia will remain slow-moving, bringing an east to northeasterly airflow across the British Isles today. However pressure will build from the west during tonight and tomorrow.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming westerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later west and north of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first in east.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      East becoming variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming mainly northwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast, backing northwest later, 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, becoming variable for a time, 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly 2 or 3 increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

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

      Thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, occasionally variable 2 at first, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate west of Land's End.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near Pembrokeshire, becoming variable 2 at times in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near Pembrokeshire and western Cornwall.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in far north, then becoming variable 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in far north.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast backing north or northwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west, becoming variable 2 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 until later in west, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near the Mull of Galloway, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast backing north, 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, veering northeast 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4 backing northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming moderate or good later.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in North Channel, decreasing 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly backing northwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 later, occasionally 6 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming moderate or good later.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 decreasing 4, then veering north or northeast 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in North Channel, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, occasionally variable 2 at first, backing north 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5 decreasing 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly backing northwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally variable 2 at first, increasing 5 at times later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight near Skye, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally variable 2 at first, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate in north and west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, veering west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

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

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

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, veering northwesterly later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, but poor or very poor in mist or fog.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4 at first in east, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4 backing southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 2 or 3, locally 4, backing east or northeast this afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers or thunderstorms, risk of fog patches in the north of the area later tonight.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly 2 or 3 becoming variable, then northeasterly early evening, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, risk of fog patches in the north of the area.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

  • Wind

    East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers, fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

  • Wind

    Northeast 3 or 4, occasionally variable 2 at first, increasing 5 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Slight, becoming moderate west of Land's End.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers, fog patches at first.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep