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A deep area of low pressure will move eastwards across the British Isles on Saturday, bringing gales to many areas and storm force winds to southwestern waters. This low will become slow-moving in the western North Sea on Sunday whilst slowly filling, allowing winds to gradually ease.

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

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, backing east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st 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 Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times, backing northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then north or northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southeast, becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7, perhaps 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 Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming west 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, veering south, then southwest later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 until later in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, veering westerly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    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.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, veering west 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st 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 Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west later, 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high, but becoming very high for a time west of the Lizard peninsula.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough, then moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st 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 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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough, then moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st 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 Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high, occasionally very high for a time in far south, then becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      West gale 8 or severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st 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 Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic, then west later, 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      West 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then northwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far north, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st 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 Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic, then northwesterly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near the Mull of Galloway, becoming slight or moderate later in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near the Mull of Kintyre, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st 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 Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8, backing east, then northwest later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing west or northwest 6 to gale 8, then backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, backing east 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but moderate or rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 5 or 6 later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first in far south, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in central areas.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st 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 Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, backing east 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough except in far northeast.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 5 to 7 in far south, and easterly 4 or 5 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in south, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northeast.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but occasionally very poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st 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 in operation at time of issue

    00:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 11:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest later
    • Sea State

      Rough, locally moderate in west and occasionally very rough in east later
    • Weather

      Occasional rain early and late, fog patches at first, becoming mainly fair for a time
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor or very poor, becoming good occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Oct – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, locally moderate in west
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming fair from south later
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor in rain

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Oct

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to 7, perhaps gale 8 at times, increasing 7 to gale 8 overnight, locally severe gale 9 with gusts to 60kt alderney northward by late morning, veering west early afternoon and west to northwest overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough increasing very rough or high by morning.
    • Weather

      Squally showers with a risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor in showers,.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Oct – 23:59 UTC Sun 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      West to northwest 7 to gale 8, with gusts to 55kt decreasing 6 to 7 during the morning with gusts to 45kt, further decreasing 5 Sunday evening.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, decreasing rough to very rough by midday and rather rough with a moderate swell in the evening.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, with a risk of thunder, dying out in the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor in showers, becoming moderate to good in the afternoon.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Oct