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An area of low pressure will move eastwards across Wales and the southern half of England during Saturday. This will bring unsettled and gusty weather conditions to southern and central areas.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight in south, slight or moderate in north, but occasionally rough at first near northwestern Orkney.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, then becoming southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming north or northeast 3 or 4, then backing northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery for a time, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in south, then veering southeasterly 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming north or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming cyclonic then northerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming thundery or squally.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first near northeast Norfolk, then decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally thundery showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east, then veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming thundery or squally.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3, then becoming variable 2 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally thundery or squally, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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

    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, then veering northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally thundery showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4 later, increasing 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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

    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time, then veering north 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Cornwall.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally thundery or squally at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4 becoming variable 2, becoming southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4 later, occasionally 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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

    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming north or northeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      North or northeast veering south, 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then backing southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate again later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally thundery at first, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northeast 2 or 3 veering southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming north or northeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northeast 2 or 3 veering southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northerly or variable 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in southeast, decreasing 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  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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    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Easterly 2 or 3 veering southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable mainly east 2 or 3, becoming north 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later near Coll and Tiree.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, then increasing 6 or 7 later except in far north.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, then increasing 6 or 7 later except in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable becoming mainly northeast, 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in west, but becoming slight at times in sheltered eastern waters.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 17:59 UTC Sat 1st Oct

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northeast 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in north and west, otherwise moderate, but occasionally slight near eastern coasts.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasoionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northeast 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but occasionally slight near eastern coasts.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Sat 1st Oct – 05:59 UTC Sun 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7, with gusts to 40kt, veering west by midday and increasing 6 or 7 with gusts to 45kt, further veering west or northwest during the evening, decreasing 5 or 6 by midnight and 3 or 4 by morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, increasing rather rough to rough by noon, decreasing slight or moderate overnight.
    • Weather

      Scattered blustery showers, and a risk of thunder, becoming isolated by evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor in showers.

    06:00 UTC Sun 2nd Oct – 05:59 UTC Mon 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 1 to 3 early afternoon, then southeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in the afternoon, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower at first Sunday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Oct