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A ridge of high pressure currently lying across southern areas will decline during the next 24 hours as Atlantic fronts push down from the northwest.

* 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

    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers then fair, then rain at times later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming southwest 4 or 5, then veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, then backing southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first in far north, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5 veering northwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming west 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near headlands, veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  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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    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming west or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      West, veering northwest for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd 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

    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming west or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, then veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd 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

    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd 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

    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4 veering west or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west or southwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally variable 2 at first, then increasing 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5, then veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in North Channel, backing southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  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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    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest for a time, 2 or 3 increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate except in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in North Channel, then backing southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then drizzle at times later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6, then veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd 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

    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4 backing southwest 4 or 5, then veering northwest later, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 23rd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, but cyclonic 3 or 4 in east later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly or variable 1 to 3, becoming northerly late afternoon and backing northwesterly overnight, increasing 4 or 5 by tomorrow morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate tomorrow morning.
    • Weather

      Fair, becoming cloudy overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west or southwest 2 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy, risk of a shower in the morning and early afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep