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A strong and mild southwesterly flow of air will affect the British Isles throughout, between low pressure centred near Iceland and high pressure over the near Continent. The winds strongest towards the north, with stormy conditions for a time in the far north later on Saturday and at first on Sunday.

* 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

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 or storm 10 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in south, but rough or very rough in north, becoming high later in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in north, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      High at first in far northwest, otherwise rough or very rough in north, moderate or rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in north.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time in Strait of Dover.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th 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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    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, and occasionally 6 later in far west.
    • Sea State

      Rough in far west, otherwise mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in west.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th 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

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Rough in west, but slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in west.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th 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

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th 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

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th 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

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

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

      High at first in west, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest gale 8 to storm 10, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then becoming southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th 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

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming very high later to northwest of Lewis.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest gale 8 to storm 10, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then becoming southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Very high at first to northwest of Lewis, otherwise very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8, veering southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly severe gale force 9 expected later, issued Friday 24/11/2014, 1524UTC.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, backing south for a time, soon increasing severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in shelter at first in east, becoming high later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps heavy later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor at times.

    17:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional showers, perhaps heavy at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor at times.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      West to northwest 2 to 4, backing west to southwest overnight.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Risk of showers until mid-afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate in any showers.

    05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest, 2 in the south to 5 in the north, perhaps locally 6 until midday, backing south Sunday evening and decreasing 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the south to moderate in the north, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Mainly cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

The Channel Islands

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05:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 04:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

  • Wind

    West to northwest 2 to 4, backing west to southwest overnight.
  • Sea State

    Mainly slight.
  • Weather

    Risk of showers until mid-afternoon.
  • Visibility

    Good, locally moderate in any showers.

05:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 04:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

  • Wind

    Southwest, 2 in the south to 5 in the north, perhaps locally 6 until midday, backing south Sunday evening and decreasing 2 to 4.
  • Sea State

    Slight in the south to moderate in the north, with a low swell.
  • Weather

    Mainly cloudy.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct