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Showers in the north and a frontal zone across southeastern areas will gradually clear through the course of today, as pressure builds from the southwest. Frontal zones will return to the northwest and far south by the end of Monday.

* 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 Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west or northwest for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, mainly in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in northwest.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first, becoming smooth later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, backing westerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate for a time in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair, occasional rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering northeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate for a time in the dover strait.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, veering easterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first in east, fog patches later in solent.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in east, becoming very poor at times later in solent.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  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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    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, veering northeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough until later in far west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  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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    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near Lands End.
    • Weather

      Fair, fog patches later in far east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor later in far east.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but smooth at times in the Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in east.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

      Southwest becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair, occasional rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair, occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Rough until later in far north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth later in south and east.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  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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    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times in the Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in the Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming mainly smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly, backing southerly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough in west until later, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time, then backing south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough until later in far north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  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 Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time, then backing south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time in west and south, then becoming westerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west, but north or northeast 3 or 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers becoming frequent in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor at times later in south.

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, decreasing slight in lee of east shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers at first in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, perhaps poor, at first in south, otherwise good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 to 6, decreasing 4 to 5 during the afternoon, veering northeast this evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, locally rather rough in the south, decreasing slight to moderate overnight.
    • Weather

      Rain, perhaps locally heavy at first, gradually clearing southeastwards from mid-afternoon to late evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate in rain.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 to 5, increasing 5 to 6 for a time overnight, veering east to southeast 2 to 4 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, increasing moderate to rather rough for a time in the north and west of the area.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain spreading northwards during the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good becoming moderate to poor overnight.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov

St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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12:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Nov

  • Wind

    Northwest backing southwest 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

12:00 UTC Mon 24th Nov – 11:59 UTC Tue 25th Nov

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

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

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Sunday 23rd Nov