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With high pressure to the south and deep areas of low pressure moving eastwards between Iceland and Scotland, a strong southwesterly airflow will become established.

* 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough, then very rough or high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8 becoming variable 4, then cyclonic 5 to 7, then west gale 8 to storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first and later in north, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight for a time in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later, backing southeast 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6 veering west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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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    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or very poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Rough in far west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast veering southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time, but increasing 7 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6 decreasing 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly or veering westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Sep

  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

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

      South west or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Rough in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Sep

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      West backing southeast 5 or 6, veering southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough, occasionally high at first in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming very rough, then high.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      West backing southeast 5 or 6, veering southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough and high at times in the southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Sep

    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 soon, veering southwesterly and increasing severe gale force 9 later. Issued at 2209UTC on 26th September 2016

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 17:59 UTC Tue 27th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high in southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Tue 27th Sep – 05:59 UTC Wed 28th Sep

    • Wind

      South to southwest 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 at first, veering westerly and decreasing 3 to 4 by midday, occasionally 5 in the north.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north until mid morning.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, with mist and the risk of fog patches, clearing overnight.
    • Visibility

      Mainly moderate, locally poor or very poor, becoming good overnight.

    06:00 UTC Wed 28th Sep – 05:59 UTC Thu 29th Sep

    • Wind

      West 3 to 4, occasionally 5 in the north, backing southwest in the afternoon, increasing 4 to 6 in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with a low swell, increasing moderate to rather rough by evening.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain or drizzle spreading in from the north towards evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor by evening.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 27th Sep