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A slow-moving low centred just northwest of Iberia will bring a warm humid airflow across the British Isles tonight and in the south through tomorrow. However, pressure will build from the west to bring cooler fresher conditions from the north.

* 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 Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate except in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 at times, occasionally 6 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 at times in south, otherwise northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate later near Flamborough Head.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later west of the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or northeast 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, slight or moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain, fog patches until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 4 or 5 later, except in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional thundery rain, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or northeasterly 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in west, smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north 4 or 5 near Mull of Galloway.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North 5 at first near Mull of Galloway, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5, occasionally 6 later, in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate for a time in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional thundery rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming mainly smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times in shelter.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate for a time in far south and later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in far north, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 veering northwesterly for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate in the west later.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, isolated showers later. Risk of mist at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor at first becoming good later.

    05:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 veering northwesterly, occasionally 6 in the northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate but slight in the east at first.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      East to northeast 2 to 3, locally 4 at first, becoming variable around dawn then northerly late afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers or thunderstorms, early morning mist or fog patches near French coasts.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming locally moderate and very poor in fog.

    17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North 3 to 4, soon veering northeast, increasing mainly 4 after midnight, locally 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in the north and west after midnight.
    • Weather

      Fair, isolated showers, perhaps some early morning mist or fog patches near French coasts.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, perhaps locally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

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 Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

  • Wind

    Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 at times.
  • Sea State

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

    Occasional thundery rain at first.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, becoming good.

17:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

  • Wind

    Northerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming mainly smooth.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep