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The British Isles remains under the influence of a mild southwesterly airstream between low pressure centred near Iceland and high pressure over the near Continent. Strong winds will affect most areas, the winds strongest in northern areas, with stormy conditions for a time in the far north later today and at first tomorrow.

* 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

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times, occasionally storm 10 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Mainly very rough or high in northwest, moderate or rough in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain at times, mainly in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in northwest.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time in northwest.
    • Sea State

      High becoming rough in northwest, moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, mainly in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in Strait of Dover.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  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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    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough near Isles of Scilly, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle later in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th 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

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in shelter.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times except in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th 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

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th 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

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times in Liverpool Bay.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Showers, occasional rain later.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in far north, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th 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

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough except in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times in north until later, decreasing 5 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at times in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly for a time, 4 or 5, except in far south, otherwise 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th 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

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 at times in north until later, decreasing 5 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly for a time, 4 or 5, except in far south, otherwise 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high or very high, except to east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th 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 increasing severe gale force 9 soon, increasing storm force 10 later, issued 25/10/2014 0336 UTC.

    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest gale 8 or severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 soon.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, perhaps heavy or thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor at times.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest gale 8 or severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, perhaps heavy at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 to 4 decreasing 2 or 3 for a time this afternoon, backing southwest overnight, occasionally 5 in the north from around dawn, backing southerly by afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate mid-channel tomorrow morning.
    • Weather

      Rather cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      South to southwest 4 to 5 decreasing 3 to 4 for a time in the afternoon, perhaps locally 6 in the north of the area overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the south, mainly moderate in the north of the area.
    • Weather

      Rather cloudy becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

  • Wind

    Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 10:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

  • Wind

    Southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 at times in Liverpool Bay.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in Liverpool Bay.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct