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A slow moving low to the west of the British Isles will continue to feed a mostly south or southeast breeze across the inshore waters of The United Kingdom. The associated occluded front will bring rain to some western parts.

* 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast backing east 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast backing east 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, risk of mist in south for a time Thursday morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

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

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, risk of mist for a time Thursday morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair, risk of mist for a time Thursday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in west, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in west.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 to 5, decreasing 2 for a time, then becoming southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in far west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in far west.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight inshore, moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in Liverpool Bay, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 until later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 along County Down coast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, backing east 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, backing east 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, backing east 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough in west, moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 23:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in north and west, otherwise mainly rough
    • Weather

      Fair
    • Visibility

      Good

    00:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate in east
    • Weather

      Mainly fair
    • Visibility

      Mainly good

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th 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 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

    • Wind

      South to southeast 4 to 6, occasionally 7 mid-channel at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, occasionally rather rough in the north and west.
    • Weather

      Rain spreading from the west by dawn.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate in rain.

    12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast to south 4 to 5, occasionally 6, increasing 5 to 6 in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north of the area, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain clearing overnight, then isolated showers developing, locally heavy.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain or showers.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Wed 20th Nov – 11:59 UTC Thu 21st Nov

  • Wind

    South or southeast 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

    Slight inshore, moderate offshore.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

12:00 UTC Thu 21st Nov – 11:59 UTC Fri 22nd Nov

  • Wind

    Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).