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Atlantic low complex will move northeast over Faeroes on Wednesday and become slow moving on Thursday, bringing rain and showers to coastal waters and strong winds and gales mainly in northwest.

* 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northwest and slight in inner Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      South 4 to 6, veering southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first in inner Moray Firth, becoming very rough or high later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 6, backing south 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first and later in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      South 4 to 6, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west 4 to 6, backing southwest 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct 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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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing southeast 3 to 5, becoming variable 4 or less, then southwest 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in south.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 2 to 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct 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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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 2 to 4, veering southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth becoming mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 2 to 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Easterly, backing northeasterly, 4, veering easterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 4 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 4 or less, becoming westerly or southwesterly 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct 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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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      East, backing northwest, 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 2 to 4, backing west, then southwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming west or southwest 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in lyme bay.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      South 2 to 4, veering southwest 3 to 5, then west 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West 2 to 4, backing southwest 3 to 5, then south 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      South 4 to 6, veering southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, veering west 4 or 5, then northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 near Mull of Galloway.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Mull of Galloway and smooth in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 to 5, veering west 4 or 5, backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in Liverpool Bay, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair, but rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering westerly, 4 to 6, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far northwest and smooth later in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in the North Channel, veering southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering westerly for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      South, veering southwest, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering west for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 6, backing south 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct 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: Southwesterly gale force 8 continuing issued at 15:55 UTC on Tue 22 Oct 2019

    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in northwest
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough
    • Weather

      Occasional rain
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor

    17:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers later
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor, becoming mainly good later

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Wed 23rd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 24th Oct

    • Wind

      East to northeast 3 to 4, locally 5 at times till late afternoon, then variable 2 to 3 this evening and becoming northwest 3 to 4 tonight, backing west to northwest by dawn on Thursday.
    • Sea State

      Slight locally smooth.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times risk of mist patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, locally poor at times.

    05:00 UTC Thu 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West to northwest 3 to 4, backing west to southwest 4 to 5 during the morning, perhaps 6 at times in mid-channel, backing south to southwest overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally smooth during the morning, increasing moderate at times after midday, with a low swell developing.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, heavy at times, with mist, clearing to isolated showers by evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate locally poor, improving good by evening.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 23rd Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).