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Pressure will remain relatively high across far southeastern areas of the United Kingdom with strong winds affecting most northern and western waters at times. Gales may affect some western waters of Scotland on Saturday.

* 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

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near Orkney.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 near Orkney.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Orkney.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      South, backing southeast, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing south or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      South, backing southeast, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, backing southeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, backing southeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing southeast, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first near Selsey Bill.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but moderate for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or less near Lyme Bay.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate near headlands.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  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 Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south or southeast ,5 or 6, occasionally 4 in Lyme Bay.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  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 Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, backing southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly, backing southeasterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  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 Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5, backing south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      South, becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in south.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  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 Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering southwest 4 or 5, then backing southeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later near Lough Foyle.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near the north coast, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  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 Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in the North Channel.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight for a time in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      East becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then becoming southeast 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  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 Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      East becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then becoming southeast 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

    For coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Sep – 23:59 UTC Fri 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 2 or 3 backing southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 in west and southwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in far northeast, otherwise mainly moderate, but slight at times in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    12:00 UTC Fri 22nd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sat 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 2 to 4, becoming variable 1 to 3 jersey southward for a time this afternoon, then generally south to southeast 3 to 4 in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist patches near the French coast around dawn on Saturday.
    • Visibility

      Good or very good, perhaps moderate to poor around dawn.

    12:00 UTC Sat 23rd Sep – 11:59 UTC Sun 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 2 to 4, backing easterly for a time Saturday evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Risk of some mist patches Sunday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally moderate to poor by Sunday morning.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Friday 22nd Sep