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A ridge of high pressure will edge slowly eastwards across the British Isles during the next 24 hours before Atlantic fronts encroach across western areas later on Tuesday and on Wednesday.

* 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in north, smooth or slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate, but becoming moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 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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    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 to 5 becoming variable 2 or less, then south or southeast 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first in north, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 to 6, occasionally 3 in Firth of Forth and st andrews bay.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing west 2 or 3, then south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      South, backing southeast later, 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 to 6 backing west 2 or 3, then south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      South backing southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate until later in north, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 to 6 backing westerly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwesterly mainly 3 or 4, but 5 or 6 at first in east, becoming variable 3 or less, then occasionally 4 again later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in east, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers in east, fair in west.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4 becoming southerly 4 or 5, then backing southeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 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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    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first, becoming south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      South backing southeast, 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in east, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight at first in east, otherwise slight or moderate, but becoming rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain later in far west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in far west.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly backing southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair in east, occasional rain in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in west.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southerly or southeasterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate, then becoming rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain later in far west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time in Bristol Channel.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in west, decreasing 4 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, rough or very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair at first in east, otherwise rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 1 to 3 increasing 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate, then moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 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 * warning

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later except in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 close inshore.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Liverpool Bay, but elsewhere moderate occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in west.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Monday 18th 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first in east, otherwise slight or moderate, but becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 to 5, increasing 6 or 7 except in Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate, then occasionally rough later in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in Firth of Clyde, increasing gale 8 at times elsewhere.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Firth of Clyde, but elsewhere moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough, then occasionally very rough later near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 to 5, increasing 6 or 7 in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate, then moderate or rough later in south and west.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in south, slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 to 5, increasing 6 or 7 in south, perhaps gale 8 later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough except near Sutherland, then very rough later to the west of the Outer Hebrides.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south, decreasing 4 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, but elsewhere rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 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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    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 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 at time of issue.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate
    • Weather

      Scattered showers, possibly wintry
    • Visibility

      Good

    06:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4 becoming variable 2 to 4
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west
    • Weather

      Showers dying out
    • Visibility

      Good

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northeast 2 or 3, becoming variable for a time overnight, then south 3 or 4 by dawn, backing south or southeast 4 or 5 by midday, occasionally 6 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Smooth increasing slight around dawn, occasionally moderate by evening.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6, locally 4 in the southeast, occasionally 7 mid-channel later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, locally slight in the southeast, with a low swell increasing moderate by dawn.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

  • Wind

    Northwest 4 to 6 backing west 2 or 3, then south 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers, becoming fair later.
  • Visibility

    Good.

18:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

  • Wind

    South backing southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate until later in north, otherwise slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

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