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A ridge of high pressure over southern areas will move northeast into Germany and southern Scandinavia during Tuesday. An area of low pressure will move slowly north into the western English Channel and will then move northeast over southern areas on Wednesday.

* 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming south or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time near Orkney.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches in Moray Firth.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in Moray Firth.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, but mainly 3 in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable becoming south or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4 , occasionally 5 near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming cyclonic later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5 veering south 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 or 6, but 4 at first in north, veering southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasional poor later.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6 becoming cyclonic 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less then southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7 becoming cyclonic 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwest 3 or 4, backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  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

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6, but 3 or 4 in far west, backing northerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      North becoming variable 3 or 4 then southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  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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    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, backing north later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Lands End.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      North becoming variable 3 or 4 then southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Lands End.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  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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    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasional poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first near Mull of Galloway.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      East becoming variable 3 or 4 then southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, backing east 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      East becoming variable 2 or 3 then east or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  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

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in North Channel but mainly 3 in Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but mainly smooth in the Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but mainly smooth in the Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  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

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first in east.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in east at first.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 2 to 4, locally northeast to east 4 to 5 mid- channel, occasionally 6 at first, becoming mainly variable 1 to 3 after midnight, gradually becoming north to northwest 3 to 4 west of Guernsey in the morning and Jersey westwards by evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in the north at first, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Misty with occasional rain and drizzle risk of fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, perhaps locally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 4, locally southerly to the east of Jersey at first, becoming west or variable overnight then south to southeast 3 to 4 by midday Thursday and southeast 4 to 5 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth of slight with a low swell, locally moderate in the west and north later.
    • Weather

      Rain and drizzle in the east at first soon clearing risk of a shower until Thursday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov

The Channel Islands

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Tue 25th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

  • Wind

    Southeasterly 2 to 4, locally northeast to east 4 to 5 mid- channel, occasionally 6 at first, becoming mainly variable 1 to 3 after midnight, gradually becoming north to northwest 3 to 4 west of Guernsey in the morning and Jersey westwards by evening.
  • Sea State

    Moderate in the north at first, otherwise slight.
  • Weather

    Misty with occasional rain and drizzle risk of fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate to poor, perhaps locally very poor.

18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

  • Wind

    Northwest 3 to 4, locally southerly to the east of Jersey at first, becoming west or variable overnight then south to southeast 3 to 4 by midday Thursday and southeast 4 to 5 by evening.
  • Sea State

    Smooth of slight with a low swell, locally moderate in the west and north later.
  • Weather

    Rain and drizzle in the east at first soon clearing risk of a shower until Thursday afternoon.
  • Visibility

    Moderate to good, locally poor at first.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Nov