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An active cold front reaching the northwest of Scotland this evening will move erratically southeastwards during Friday and Saturday bringing heavy rain and in the northwest, gales or severe gales for a time.

* 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 for a time, veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough occasionally high at first in north, moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain for a time, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, but 6 or 7 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough in north, moderate becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers in west, rain in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor in east.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 near Rattray Head for a time, veering southwest later 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 in north later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, but southerly 5 or 6 in south at first, becoming westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, but fair for a time in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly becoming cyclonic then northwesterly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6, veering northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southerly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, veering northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  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

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in far west, otherwise slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      South veering northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  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

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight at first in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      South veering northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  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

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8 at first in south, otherwise cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  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

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      West becoming cyclonic for a time 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8, veering southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in southeast.
    • Weather

      Showers, but rain at first in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  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

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 7 to severe gale 9, veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in northwest at first.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 for a time, veering southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  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

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 for a time, veering southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, occasionally high at first.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Very rough, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 7 to severe gale 9, veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly gale force 8 imminent backing Southerly soon and increasing storm force 10 later, issued at 2203 GMT on Wednesday 1st October

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 7 to severe gale 9, veering southwesterly 5 to 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough at first east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly gale 8 or severe gale 9 at first in east, otherwise southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming rough or very rough, but moderate later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Rain clearing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3 becoming south to southwest overnight, occasionally 4 in the north of the area tomorrow afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Some mist or fog patches tomorrow morning.
    • Visibility

      Good but locally moderate to very poor in the morning.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 2 to 4 increasing 5 to 6 overnight, veering northwest Saturday morning, decreasing 4 later in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight with swell becoming moderate, locally rather rough for a time.
    • Weather

      A period of rain from around dawn, perhaps locally heavy, clearing by late morning.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming locally moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct

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

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

  • Wind

    Southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later in north.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Oct

  • Wind

    Southerly 6 to gale 8 at first in south, otherwise cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming northwesterly 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain then showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, becoming good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Oct