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A ridge of high pressure extending across the United Kingdom from the northeast will slowly decline, as an area of low pressure becomes slow moving to the northwest of Spain.

* 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 Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming occasionally slight in southeast.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then northeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then north 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      North veering east later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      East backing north or northeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast veering east later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor for a time.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor for a time.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th 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

    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5 occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th 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

    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight in east, moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  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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    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in southwest later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in south at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4 occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but moderate occasionally rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  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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    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4 occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate occasionally rough for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far north and far south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time in far north and far south.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough until later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southeasterly 4 or 5 occasionally 6 for a time, decreasing 2 or 3 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough for a time in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches later in southwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later in southwest.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Sep

    • Wind

      East veering southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 2 or 3 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain. Fog patches later in southwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally poor later in southwest.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      East to southeast 2 to 4, backing east to northeast this afternoon, increasing 4 to 5 by evening, locally 6 in the north of the area after midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in the north and west of the area this evening, perhaps rather rough by dawn.
    • Weather

      Fair, becoming cloudy by Wednesday morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East to northeast 4 to 5 in the south and 5 to 6 in the north, becoming generally 4 to 5 from late afternoon, veering east to southeast 3 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate in the south, moderate to rather rough in the north, becoming generally slight overnight.
    • Weather

      Risk of thundery showers from Wednesday evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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05:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

  • Wind

    East or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

05:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

  • Wind

    East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep