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A complex area of low pressure covering europe will maintain a cool and unsettled northerly or northeasterly airflow across the United Kingdom, though pressure gradients will become quite slack for a time.

* 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 Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southeasterly veering southerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in east, otherwise southerly 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, mainly northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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 Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming mainly slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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 Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    00:00 UTC Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming north or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    00:00 UTC Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then mainly southwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight until later in south, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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 Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly easterly 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic, mainly southerly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly southeasterly 3 or 4, becoming northerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in far east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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 Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      North 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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 Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      North 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate in far west, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain at first in east.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in far west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but moderate or rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in west.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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 Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate, then smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, increasing 6, occasionally 7 in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in west.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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 Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      North 6, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in south, becoming smooth at times in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at times in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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 Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in southwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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 Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, veering north or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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 Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in southeast, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    00:00 UTC Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight, except near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate near Mull of Kintyre, otherwise smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      North backing northwest later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, then veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in central areas, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, then veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in far north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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 Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in sheltered east, otherwise moderate, becoming rough at times later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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 Sat 16th Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight in eastern waters sheltered from westerly swell
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Mainly good

    12:00 UTC Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, backing northeasterly in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, increasing rough later in west, but slight in eastern waters sheltered from westerly swell
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Mainly good

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th 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 Sat 16th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 16th Nov

    • Wind

      North 6 to 7, locally gale 8, decreasing 5 to 6 in the southeast by dawn, veering north to northeast 4 to 6 during the morning, becoming variable 2 to 4 late evening.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, decreasing moderate to rather rough mid-morning and slight to moderate in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Rain turning to showers by dawn, locally heavy.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor in rain or showers.

    00:00 UTC Sun 17th Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 17th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic variable 2 to 4, becoming northeast 3 to 4 in the afternoon, backing northerly in the evening, locally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers, locally heavy.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 16th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).