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A ridge of high pressure will drift east across the British Isles over the next 24 hours, before Atlantic fronts push into western areas later on Tuesday and on Wednesday.

* 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 Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 5, becoming variable, then southeast 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first north and west of Orkney, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 2 to 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at first in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate, then becoming rough or very rough later north and west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      West backing south, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, backing northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 to 7, backing northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough until later offshore, becoming slight later in Thames Estuary.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers until later, mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in east.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southerly, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first near Norfolk.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in east, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate until later in east, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers until later in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate until later in east.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4, becoming south or southeast, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth becoming moderate, occasionally rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then south 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth for a time east of Falmouth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough, then very rough later west of Lands End.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast becoming variable, 3 or 4, then southeast 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly smooth in Bristol Channel, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later in Bristol Channel.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly smooth at first in Bristol Channel, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming rough later west of lundy island.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast becoming variable, 3 or 4, then southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, veering south 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth for a time in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time in North Channel.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near Mull of Kintyre and later in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later, except in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4, becoming southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight until later in shelter, becoming rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4, becoming southeast 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in far south and far north, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in south, but occasionally very rough in far south, slight or moderate in north, but occasionally very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4, becoming southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later, except near Cape Wrath.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in west, but slight in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Mon 18th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in south and later in east
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough at first in west, but slight to east of Shetland
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in east
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight to east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Mainly good

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th 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

    06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      North to northeast 4 to 5, locally 6 at first in north, otherwise 2 to 3, becoming variable 3 or less by mid evening, then becoming southerly 3 to 4 after midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, becoming smooth by dusk, then becoming mainly slight later tonight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate, perhaps locally poor near French coasts on Tuesday morning.

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 to 4, increasing 5 at times from mid afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Smooth to slight, becoming moderate to rough by midnight with a moderate swell developing in the west.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine, occasional rain in west overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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06:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 05:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

  • Wind

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

    Smooth, occasionally slight.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor later.

06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

  • Wind

    Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time in west.
  • Weather

    Fog patches at first, rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally very poor at first.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Monday 18th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).