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A cool, fresh, showery northerly or northwesterly airstream will continue to affect the United Kingdom for the next few days.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in east, decreasing 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 for a time later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in south, otherwise northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, perhaps thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough near North Foreland.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery in far east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in far east.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering north later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering north later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later near St Davids Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, veering northerly later, 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasional occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in Morecambe Bay and in the inner Solway Firth, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in Morecambe Bay and in the inner Solway Firth, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight south of Belfast, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight south of Belfast, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in north, rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in shelter.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      North, backing northwest for a time, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd Sep

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough in north, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough in north, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      North 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in east, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd Sep

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: northerly gale force 8 expected soon, issued at 01/2150 UTC

    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      North 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 to 4, perhaps locally 5 in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 4, veering northerly in the morning and decreasing 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd Sep

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Wed 2nd Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 3rd Sep

  • Wind

    North or northwest 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

  • Wind

    North, backing northwest for a time, 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers, occasional rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 2nd Sep