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A brief ridge of high pressure will cross the United Kingdom from the west. An Atlantic frontal system will reach southwestern areas during 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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    00:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 23:59 UTC Wed 13th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest 2 to 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming north 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming north or northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming east 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, backing northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough later near Whitby.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, backing westerly 3 or 4, then backing southeasterly later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, becoming cyclonic, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing southerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 to 5, becoming northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing southwesterly 5 to 7, then veering westerly or northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far west, becoming smooth or slight for a time in Babbacombe Bay.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, veering northerly or northeasterly, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in west, becoming high for a time near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near Lands End, but becoming slight for a time in the Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming north or northeast 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in the Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later in south.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming north, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming east 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      East, backing northeast, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near Great Orme Head.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later in Liverpool Bay.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6, then backing east later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      East, backing northeast, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing south, 3 to 5, then backing northeast 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 to 6, backing north 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, backing southerly, 3 to 5, then backing northeasterly 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough far near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeasterly, backing northerly, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in the North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in the Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 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

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 3 or 4, then backing northeast 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 to 5, backing north 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming east 2 to 4, then backing northeast 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but moderate in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 to 5, backing north 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 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

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming east 2 to 4, then backing northeast 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 to 5, backing north 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 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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    00:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 23:59 UTC Wed 13th Nov

    • Wind

      North 2 to 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, otherwise rough occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 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

    00:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 13th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5
    • Sea State

      Rough but very rough in west at first, becoming moderate in eastern waters sheltered from the westerly swell
    • Weather

      Showers, wintry later
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, occasionally poor later

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

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, but slight or moderate east of Shetland
    • Weather

      Wintry showers
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor

    Issued at 00:00 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

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 6, with gusts to 40kt at first, decreasing 4 to 5 by mid-morning, backing west 3 to 4 by midday, backing southwest to south 5 to 7 late afternoon, veering west to southwest 4 to 6 during evening and increasing 5 to 7 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough decreasing moderate by mid-morning, locally slight early afternoon, increasing rather rough to rough by early evening.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, locally heavy with the risk of hail, then rain from late afternoon, becoming persistent and heavy, clearing to showers late evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor, becoming mainly moderate to poor for a time in rain.

    00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      West to southwest 5 to 7, occasionally becoming cyclonic 2 to 4 during the morning, then becoming northerly 4 to 6 by evening, perhaps 7 in north and west by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Mostly moderate to rather rough, locally rough at times , with a low to moderate swell building.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional prolonged and heavy with the risk of hail and thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

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

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less, becoming east 2 to 4, then backing northeast 3 to 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

00:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 23:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

  • Wind

    Northeast 3 to 5, backing north 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

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