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The United Kingdom remains under the influence of low pressure today and for much of Sunday, however pressure will gradually rise from the southwest by the end of the weekend.

* 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 Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first near Orkney, veering southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in east and later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then showers, mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 or 6, occasionally 7, except in inner Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      South veering west, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers in far north, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in south at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in south at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 5 or 6, then veering northeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 3, then becoming north 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, veering northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  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 Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, veering northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in east.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first in east, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, becoming good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  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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    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering north or northwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth at times in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later in Bristol Channel.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but smooth at times in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in east, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in east at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  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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    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west or northwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, backing southerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in far west.
    • Sea State

      Rough in north until later, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but moderate near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly veering southwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but moderate near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming mainly rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly, backing southerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, squally at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  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 Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate for a time later.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 7 to severe gale 9, veering southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor until later.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southeasterly gale force 8 increasing severe gale 9 soon, issued Friday 21/11/2014 at 1550UTC

    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 7 to severe gale 9, veering south or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in shelter in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally south 6 or 7 at first in far northeast.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast to south 3 to 4, locally 5 at first, veering southwest to west 2 to 3 during the afternoon, further veering north 4 to 5 overnight, increasing 5 to 6 during the morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight increasing moderate overnight, locally rather rough in the south by afternoon.
    • Weather

      Periods of rain and drizzle, perhaps locally heavy overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 to 6, veering northeast 4 to 5 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, decreasing slight in the south and east by evening, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Rain clearing during the evening, but returning in the south by midday Monday.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 3 or 4, veering northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in east.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in far west.
  • Weather

    Showers, occasional rain later in east.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in east.

12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

  • Wind

    Northerly veering northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east.
  • Sea State

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

    Rain at first in east, becoming fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate, becoming good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov