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A ridge of high pressure to the south will slowly decline whilst low pressure to the northeast of Scotland continues to bring unsettled weather and windy conditions to the United Kingdom.

* 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

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

      Occasionally rough in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  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

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering northwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  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

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time in far north, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time in north, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough, becoming moderate later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly storm force 10, decreasing severe gale force 9 imminent, veering northwesterly and decreasing gale force 8 soon.

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 05:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale force 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showery rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 7 to severe gale force 9, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first, occasionally moderate later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 to 5, locally southwest at first in southeast of the area, perhaps 6 in the north until evening, backing west to southwest overnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, locally rather rough at first this afternoon, becoming slight to moderate by Friday morning.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, clearing the area by late afternoon isolated showers developing on Friday.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor in rain or drizzle, becoming good except in showers.

    18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      West to southwest 4 to 5, decreasing 2 to 4 in the afternoon, backing southwest 4 to5 by midnight, veering southwest to west 5 to 6 Saturday morning, perhaps locally 7 in the north.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, increasing rather rough to rough on Saturday morning.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, becoming scattered by evening, with a risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Thu 29th Sep – 17:59 UTC Fri 30th Sep

  • Wind

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

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

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

18:00 UTC Fri 30th Sep – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

  • Wind

    Southwest, veering northwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
  • Sea State

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

    Squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 29th Sep