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Low pressure centred just northwest of Spain will remain slow-moving over the next couple of days, giving a warm easterly 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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    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, mainly in east, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, but southeasterly 4 or 5 for a time in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in northeast.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      North veering east 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor in north.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in north, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor in north.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  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

    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far west at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th 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 Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast backing north 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th 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 Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Mainly northeast 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th 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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    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable mainly north, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast backing northwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast backing northwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th 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 Wed 17th Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches at first in far west.
    • Visibility

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

    05:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast to east 4 to 5, locally 6 in the north of the area at first, decreasing 3 to 4 overnight, veering east to southeast in the morning further decreasing 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north at first, becoming generally slight.
    • Weather

      Scattered thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly 2 or 3, veering southeast overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Scattered thundery showers, mostly clearing by midnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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17:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 16:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

  • Wind

    Variable mainly northeast, 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Moderate becoming slight.
  • Weather

    Fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

  • Wind

    North or northeast backing northwest later, 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Occasional drizzle, fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep