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A filling low with associated gales will move steadily eastwards across southern Britain tonight, before losing its identity over the southern North Sea later tomorrow. A rapidily deepening Atlantic low will move quickly towards Ireland later on Friday, and is then expected to track across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland on Saturday. This low will bring stormy conditions to southwestern Britain on 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near Orkney, becoming variable 3 or 4, the southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first, becoming rough north of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in east.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th Oct

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast, becoming cyclonic later, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8, then veering southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south, 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south, backing southerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing southerly 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, veering southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough, occasionally high later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 to 7, then backing south 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering southwest 7 to severe gale 9, then veering west 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high, then rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th Oct

  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

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in far southwest, veering westerly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high, occasionally very high west of the Lizard peninsula.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming west 7 to severe gale 9, backing southwest 4 or 5, then south or southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west later, 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high or very high, then very rough or high later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in southwest, backing southwesterly 4 or 5, then southerly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in southwest, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly later, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high, occasional very high in far southwest, then becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5, then backing south or southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      South or southeast, becoming cyclonic, then west later, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in southeast, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, backing south or southeast 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      South or southeast, veering west or southwest later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 5 to 7 for a time at first, then becoming south or southeast 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, veering west or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 5 to 7 for a time at first, then becoming southeasterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in North Channel, veering westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first near Mull of Galloway, and later near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th Oct

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then southeast 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic, then westerly or northwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northwest, becoming rough or very rough later in all areas.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7 later, occasionally gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in south, slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7 later, occasionally gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in far northeast, veering southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor at times later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southeasterly gale force 8 expected later, issued at 0934 UTC

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 11:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northeast, veering southerly 3 or 4 in southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in east
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain, with fog patches
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th Oct

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 7 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 mid-channel, with gusts to 55kt, gradually decreasing to be 4 to 6 by noon, backing south in the afternoon, increasing 6 to 7 by evening, perhaps gale 8 at times, veering southwest by Saturday.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, decreasing rather rough to rough by noon.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers until morning rain spreading in from the west late afternoon, perhaps heavy at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor, becoming poor by evening.

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 6, perhaps occasionally 7, increasing 7 to gale 8 by dawn, locally severe gale 9 with gusts to 60kt, veering westerly in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, increasing very rough to high through the morning.
    • Weather

      Any rain soon clearing, then scattered squally showers developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th Oct

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Fri 20th Oct – 23:59 UTC Fri 20th Oct

  • Wind

    Cyclonic becoming west 7 to severe gale 9, backing southwest 4 or 5, then south or southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

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

    Rain or showers, fair for a time.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

  • Wind

    Southwest, veering west later, 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, becoming high or very high, then very rough or high later.
  • Weather

    Squally showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate, occasionally poor.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 20th Oct