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A low in North Sea will drift north and gradually fill. Atlantic fronts extend over far western parts and move southeast. Associated low near northwest Ireland moves southeast over celtic sea to English Channel by end of period.

* 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

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north and far east, occasionally very rough later in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 to 6, increasing 7 for a time, occasionally 3 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough but very rough at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming north or northwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in inner firth or Forth and firth of Tay.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7 , occasionally 4, veering northeast 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in inner firth or Forth and firth of Tay, soon rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      West or southwest backing southeast 3 or 4, then northeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 or 6, backing northwest 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first in south, soon becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      West or southwest backing southeast, 3 or 4, then northeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough for a time near Whitby.
    • Weather

      Rain, later showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4 backing southeast 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Showers soon, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later in south.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 to 5, becoming northerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, soon occasionally smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Rain at first then showers, but fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4 backing south or southeast 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 or less later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers but rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, but poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or less becoming north or northeast, 3 to 5, increasing 6 at times in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5 becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then north or northeast 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers but rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, but poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 to 5 increasing 6 or 7, backing northwest 4 to 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest, 5 to 7, occasionally 3 or 4 in east, veering northerly 4 to 6 but 7 or gale 8 in west, perhaps occasionally severe gale 9 towards Isles of Scilly.
    • Sea State

      In east slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough, but high near Isles of Scilly later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 6 to gale 8, but severe gale 9 for a time near Isles of Scilly, occasionally 4 or 5 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, but high at first, in far west, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Southwest, becoming cyclonic 4 to or 5 but 6 or 7 for a time away from Bristol Channel, then north or northeast 6 to gale 8 later perhaps severe gale 9 towards Lands End.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but smooth or slight in Bristol Channel, occasionally very rough later in south and far west.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers, fair later in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northeast 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 towards Lands End at first, decreasing 4 or 5 later in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough but very rough in south and far west, and smooth or slight in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers, fair later in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 to 6 becoming cyclonic 4 to 7, occasionally gale 8, then north or northeast 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers but rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 0r northeast 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming occasionally very rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4 increasing east or southeast 5 or 6 imminent then backing north or northeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time near great orme head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5 imminently backing east 5 or 6 backing north or northeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight soon becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good moderate in showers.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mostly good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 to 5 backing east or northeast, then north later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, later rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6 increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time, occasionally 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in far south.
    • Weather

      Squally showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4 backing easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, then northerly 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming moderate in south and near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 to 6 increasing 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate but occasionally smooth in Firth of Clyde and rough for a time near Mull of Kintyre and Mull of Galloway.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, backing northeast 4 to 6, then north 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first and very rough later towards Ardnamurchan Point.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7 increasing gale 8 for a time, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough but slight in shelter and occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast backing northeast 3 to 5, then north 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first and occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time in south, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough but slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast backing northeast 3 to 5, then north 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time in south, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 to 6, occasionally 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough, but moderate in east, becoming very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 to 6 veering northeast 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough but very rough at first in west and slight close to east Shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle at time of issue: Nil

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 23:59 UTC Wed 13th Nov

    • Wind

      North 3 to 5
    • Sea State

      Rough but moderate east of shetland
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 to 6, occasionally 3 at first
    • Sea State

      Rough, but moderate east of shetland, becoming very rough later in west
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      West to southwest 4 to 6, backing southwest to south 5 to 7 this afternoon with gusts to 45kt, veering westerly by early evening, local variable or northerly 2 to 4 in the north of the area by midday.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, increasing rather rough this afternoon, occasionally rough this evening and overnight, mainly in the west, becoming slight to moderate in the morning.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers then rain from mid afternoon, persistent and heavy for a time, clearing to frequent showers mid evening, occasionally heavy with hail risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable or northerly 2 to 4, locally west to southwest 5 to 7 south of jersey at first , becoming mainly north to northeast by evening, increasing 5 to 7 in the north and west of the area gradually spreading east overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, increasing rather rough to rough in the north and west of the area overnight, with a decreasing swell.
    • Weather

      Frequent showers, occasionally heavy with hail and a risk of thunder, showers becoming isolated for a time Friday morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).