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A low centred just northwest of Spain will remain slow-moving, gradually filling over the next few days, bringing a warm continental flow across the British Isles.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, but variable 3 or less in western Moray Firth and near Cape Wrath, veering northwesterly 3 or 4 later in far west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog banks at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north or northwest 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog banks at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches for a time at first, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at times in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th 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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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in west until later, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming east or northeast 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th 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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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north or northeast 5 or 6 later near St Davids Head.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th 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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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing variable 3 or less at times in shelter.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 5 or 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or northeasterly 5 at times near Great Orme Head and in Solway Firth.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 5 later in far northwest.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate for a time later near Mull of Galloway.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast, backing north, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northeasterly 4 at times in far south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate for a time later in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th 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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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate for a time later in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northerly 4 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 later in south and west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, mainly in the west, chance fog patches at first in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or Good, occasionally poor, perhaps very poor at first in west.

    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, mainly in the west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast to east 3 to 4 decreasing 2 or 3 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers or thunderstorms risk of fog patches in the north of the area tomorrow.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      East to northeast 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated thundery showers dying out risk of fog patches in the north of the area.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor at times.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less, becoming northeasterly 4 at times in far south.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight, becoming moderate for a time later in east.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep