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A complex area of low pressure centred near Iceland will maintain the strong southwesterly flow across much of the United Kingdom over the coming days. Associated fronts will push east to bring spells of rain or showers across all parts.

* 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 Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in Moray Firth.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near North Foreland.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near North Foreland.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough through Strait of Dover.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first through Strait of Dover.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West, veering northwest for a time, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly * warning

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, backing southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor at first, otherwise good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering northwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, backing southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor at first, otherwise good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Rough in northwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor until later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor until later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming very rough in far south and far north, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in far south and in far north, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd 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 Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in sheltered east, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

    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 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in shelter east.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in shelter east.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest to south 4 to 5, locally 6 at times, veering west mainly 4 later Friday morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain or drizzle, becoming more persistent overnight, occasionally heavy Friday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor in rain or drizzle.

    11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West to northwest 4, occasionally 5, decreasing 3 to 4 around midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, clearing by evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor in rain or drizzle, becoming good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 10:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough.
  • Weather

    Rain then showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

11:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in west.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 23rd Oct