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An area of low pressure over northeast Scotland will move southeast to be over Germany by the early hours of Wednesday, with severe gale or storm force northwesterly winds affecting many western, northern and eastern coasts for a time.

* 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 Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8 in east at first, otherwise northwesterly gale 8 to storm 10, perhaps violent storm 11 for a time near Rattray Head, backing westerly later 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough or high for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in northwest.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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 Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8, veering northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10, perhaps violent storm 11 for a time near Rattray Head, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high near Rattray Head for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly then northwesterly, 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first then squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, backing westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain at first then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 or 7, backing westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, backing west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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

    05:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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 Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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 Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6, backing west later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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 Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, perhaps storm 10 at first, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 or 6, backing west later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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 Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in North Channel, backing westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but very rough or high in North Channel for a time, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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 Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 or 6, backing west later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally for a time, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 or 6, backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time in north, then becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally for a time, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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 Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest gale 8 to storm 10, decreasing 5 or 6, backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, squally for a time, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering northwest severe gale 9 or storm 10, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming very rough or high for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southerly gale force 8 expected soon, veering Northwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later, issued 0947UTC 20/10/2014

    05:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 21st Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering northwest severe gale 9 to storm force 10.
    • Sea State

      Rough, soon becoming very rough, occasionally high in southwest later.
    • Weather

      Rain, perhaps heavy at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly severe gale 9 to storm force 10 decreasing 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Very rough, but high at first in south, becoming moderate or rough later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to gale 8 with gusts to 50kt, soon veering northwest, decreasing 6 to 7 early evening, then 5 to 6 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough becoming rather rough to rough overnight.
    • Weather

      Rain clearing by mid-morning risk of a shower this afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 6 decreasing 4 to 5 during the morning, backing west in the afternoon, then southwest 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough becoming moderate with swell.
    • Weather

      Fair becoming cloudy later on Wednesday.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

The Channel Islands

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

  • Wind

    Southwest 7 to gale 8 with gusts to 50kt, soon veering northwest, decreasing 6 to 7 early evening, then 5 to 6 overnight.
  • Sea State

    Rough to very rough becoming rather rough to rough overnight.
  • Weather

    Rain clearing by mid-morning risk of a shower this afternoon.
  • Visibility

    Moderate to good.

05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

  • Wind

    Northwest 5 to 6 decreasing 4 to 5 during the morning, backing west in the afternoon, then southwest 4 overnight.
  • Sea State

    Rather rough becoming moderate with swell.
  • Weather

    Fair becoming cloudy later on Wednesday.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct