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A brisk southeasterly airflow will persist for another day or so, but will ease later Saturday and during Sunday, as a ridge of high pressure develops across central 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

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 around Orkney.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough around Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in east.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast veering west 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 near Orkney at first, then veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough around Orkney at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in east.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in firths of Forth and Tay.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south 5 to 7, then veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Nov

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming mainly slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Nov

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, otherwise mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering south 4 or 5, then veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Nov

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Nov

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5 backing northerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Nov

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      East backing northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in far west, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly backing northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Nov

  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 Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in east.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 then north later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Nov

  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 Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south at first, veering southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly, then becoming variable later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Nov

  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 Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6 veering southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast veering west 4 or 5, then veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Nov

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast, backing east for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, veering southwest 3 or 4, then west or northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Nov

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      East veering southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly, then southwesterly, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 2 or 3 at times in Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly 4 or 5, veering westerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south, then southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time, veering west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Nov

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, occasionally 6 in south later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but moderate in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5 , then backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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 Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, veering south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5 , then backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Nov

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Nov – 23:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasional moderate northwest of shetland.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasional moderate at first northwest of shetland.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Nov

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

    • Wind

      East 5 to 6, locally 7 with gusts to 40kt mid-channel, decreasing 4 to 5 early evening, veering southeast further decreasing 3 to 4 overnight, backing east by afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate in the south and east, moderate to rather rough in the north and west, becoming generally slight overnight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 to 4, backing northeast in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight with swell.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine becoming cloudy Sunday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Nov

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Fri 28th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 29th Nov

  • Wind

    Easterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in far west, decreasing 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

12:00 UTC Sat 29th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sun 30th Nov

  • Wind

    Easterly backing northeasterly 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 28th Nov