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A ridge of high pressure extending westwards from an anticyclone over Scandinavia will decline, allowing fronts to move erratically east into the British Isles during Friday. The fronts becoming slow-moving over central areas during Saturday.

* 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 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8, veering south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time near Orkney.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Nov

  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 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 near Rattray Head, veering south or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Nov

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 or 7, veering south 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Nov

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, veering southerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Nov

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly moderate.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight in south, moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Nov

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in east.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Nov

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then veering northerly 5 or 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in far west, but smooth or slight in inner Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, veering southerly 4 or 5, then veering northerly 4 or 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth or slight in inner Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, veering south or southwest 4 or 5, then veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 or 7, veering south 3 or 4, becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Nov

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering south 4 or 5, then veering southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Nov

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in north later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in north at first, veering westerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Nov

  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 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 in North Channel later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 in North Channel at first, veering westerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in North Channel, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Nov

  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 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Nov

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, veering southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in south at first, decreasing 4 or 5, then veering southwesterly.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Nov

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Nov

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Nov

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

    • Wind

      East 4 to 5, locally 6 in the north this evening, veering southeast after midnight, then southerly during Friday morning, locally 6 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in the north and west of the area.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain from around midnight, clearing by mid-morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, becoming moderate to poor on Friday.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast to south 4 to 5, locally 6, decreasing 3 to 4 around dawn on Saturday.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate in the north.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain in the west by Saturday morning, becoming more widespread in the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Nov

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Thu 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Nov

  • Wind

    Easterly veering southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally rough in far west, but smooth or slight in inner Bristol Channel.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

18:00 UTC Fri 21st Nov – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

  • Wind

    Southeasterly 5 or 6, veering southerly 4 or 5, then veering northerly 4 or 5 later in west.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, but smooth or slight in inner Bristol Channel.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Nov