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Pressure will remain low near Iceland and high across central and southern Europe. Between these two systems, a strong, mild and unsettled southwesterly airflow will affect all areas, with an increasing risk of severe gales in 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 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in east, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high later in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in north, decreasing 5 or 6 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east, rough or very rough, becoming high or very high for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  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 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time in northeast.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough offshore.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, becoming good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  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 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in far west, otherwise mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in far west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in far southwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate at first in east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate at first in south, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough towards Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, increasing gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10, decreasing 5 or 6 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high at times in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th 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

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10, decreasing 5 or 6 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      High or very high, becoming very rough or high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south for a time later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, occasionally squally.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Gale now ceased, but southwesterly gale force 8 expected later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest veering south for a time 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming high in west later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 5, very soon veering northwest, decreasing 3 to 4 overnight, backing west by morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle, locally heavy, clearing late evening, risk of a shower on Saturday.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor in rain and drizzle, becoming good late evening.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      West 3 to 4, backing southwest to south overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Mainly cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

  • Wind

    Southwest, backing south for a time later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers, occasionally squally.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Gale now ceased, but southwesterly gale force 8 expected later.

17:00 UTC Fri 24th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

  • Wind

    Southwest 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 25th Oct

  • Wind

    Southwest veering south for a time 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough becoming high in west later.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 24th Oct