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A strong and mild southwesterly flow of air will affect the British Isles throughout, between low pressure centred near Iceland and high pressure over the near Continent. The winds strongest towards the north, with stormy conditions for a time in the far north later on Saturday and at first on Sunday.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 perhaps storm 10 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in south, but rough or very rough in north, becoming high later in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in north.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in north, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in south, but very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in northeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4, increasing 5 or 6, then backing southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  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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    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Mainly moderate, but rough in far west, and slight at first in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  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

    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in east, otherwise moderate, becoming rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly 4 or 5 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in west, but slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  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

    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  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

    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  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

    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high in west, but rough or very rough in east.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly severe gale 9 or storm 10, decreasing 6 to gale 8, then decreasing 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  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

    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly severe gale 9 or storm 10, decreasing 6 to gale 8, then decreasing 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly severe gale force 9 expected later, issued Friday 24/11/2014, 1524UTC.

    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, backing south for a time, increasing severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in shelter at first in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers, perhaps heavy at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor at times.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 4, backing west before dawn, becoming variable 1 to 3 in the south by mid-morning, becoming southwest 3 to 4 later on Saturday evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

      Risk of showers after dawn.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate in showers.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 during the morning, perhaps 6 in the north of the area for a time, backing south later on Sunday evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Mainly cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

  • Wind

    West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Slight at first in east, otherwise moderate, becoming rough in far west.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly 4 or 5 later in east.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough in west, but slight or moderate in east.
  • Weather

    Occasional drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct