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A brisk westerly flow will affect the British Isles, between a declining ridge of high pressure in the far south, and areas of low pressure to the north of Scotland.

* 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 Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in northwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in northwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, veering west 4 or 5, then veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, veering westerly 4 or 5, then veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, but rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in northeast, backing southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, veering westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, veering northwesterly 3 or 4, then backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4, then backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  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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    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in far west, otherwise mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4, then backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in far west, otherwise mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  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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    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 or 6, then backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 or 6, then backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 5 or 6, then backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

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

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

    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, increasing northwest 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      mainly fair, isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

    • Wind

      Mainly northeast 1 to 3, becoming northwest increasing 3 to 4 overnight, then 4 to 5 tomorrow morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming moderate tomorrow morning.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers in the morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 to 5 decreasing 3 to 4 overnight, then 2 or 3 Thursday morning, backing west in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate with swell becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Tue 23rd Sep – 16:59 UTC Wed 24th Sep

  • Wind

    Southwesterly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate at first.

17:00 UTC Wed 24th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Sep

  • Wind

    Northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair at first, then occasional rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Sep