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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

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5 at first in south, otherwise mainly variable 2 to 4, but occasionally southeasterly 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in Moray Firth, but elsewhere slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight at first in south, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 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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    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 to 5 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      South 3 to 5, occasionally 2 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6 backing northwest 4 or 5, then west or southwest 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southwest 2 or 3 backing south 3 or 4, then backing southeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 to 7 backing northwesterly 4 to 6, then westerly 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly 2 to 4 becoming variable 2 or less, then mainly southeasterly 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly mainly 4 or 5, but 6 or 7 at first in far east, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 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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    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first in east, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then southerly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, mainly slight or moderate in west, but becoming rough later to the west of Land's End.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 to 6 backing southeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in east, otherwise mainly moderate or rough, but becoming very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight in east, mainly slight or moderate in west, but occasionally rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time in Bristol Channel.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, mainly moderate or rouggh in west, but occasionally very rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming easterly or southeasterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

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

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming south or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first in east, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming easterly or southeasterly 3 to 5, increasing 6 or 7 later except in Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate except in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in Firth of Clyde, perhaps gale 8 for a time elsewhere.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

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

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4 becoming southeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 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

    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4 becoming southeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later except near Sutherland.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 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 moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 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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    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 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.

    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 23:59 UTC Mon 18th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate
    • Weather

      Scattered showers, possibly wintry
    • Visibility

      Good

    00:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate
    • Weather

      Showers dying out
    • Visibility

      Good

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Monday 18th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4, decreasing 2 or 3 by evening, becoming variable by midnight, then southerly 4 by dawn, locally 5 in the west of the area later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 5 or 6 in the evening, perhaps locally 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rather rough in the north and west of the area in the evening, with a moderate swell developing.
    • Weather

      Fair, but becoming cloudy Wednesday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Monday 18th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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12:00 UTC Mon 18th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 19th Nov

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor for a time.

12:00 UTC Tue 19th Nov – 11:59 UTC Wed 20th Nov

  • Wind

    South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first in east, increasing 6 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Monday 18th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).