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The United Kingdom sits between high pressure over Scandinavia and a large complex area of low pressure in the north Atlantic. This will bring all areas a mild moist airstream with strong to gale force winds for most areas.

* 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering south or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times until later, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering south or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, veering south 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering south 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 4 or 5 for a time except in northeast, becoming northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor until later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, veering northerly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor until later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor until later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming northerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  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

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering north or northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near St Davids Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in east, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  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

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, veering southwest 4 or 5, then veering northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  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

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, veering southwest 4 or 5, then veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 or 7, veering south or southeast 4 or 5, then veering west or northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor at first, becoming good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in the North Channel at first, veering westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd 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

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 or severe gale 9 for a time, veering south or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time in south and east.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: SOUTHEASTERLY GALE FORCE 8 INCREASING SEVERE GALE FORCE 9 SOON

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 11:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in southwest later.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 7 to severe gale 9, veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast to south 4 to 5, locally 6, decreasing 3 to 4 around midday, becoming variable or northerly 2 to 4 in the west during the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate in the north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and mist becoming more widespread by morning, then patchier again in the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor.

    00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4, gradually becoming northerly 5 to 6 by dawn, perhaps locally 7, decreasing 4 to 5 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight increasing moderate by morning, perhaps rather rough in the south, with a swell developing in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Rain and mist, perhaps clearing towards evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, locally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov

The Channel Islands

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Nov

  • Wind

    Southeast to south 4 to 5, locally 6, decreasing 3 to 4 around midday, becoming variable or northerly 2 to 4 in the west during the afternoon.
  • Sea State

    Slight, locally moderate in the north.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain and mist becoming more widespread by morning, then patchier again in the afternoon.
  • Visibility

    Moderate to poor.

00:00 UTC Sun 23rd Nov – 23:59 UTC Sun 23rd Nov

  • Wind

    Variable 2 to 4, gradually becoming northerly 5 to 6 by dawn, perhaps locally 7, decreasing 4 to 5 by evening.
  • Sea State

    Slight increasing moderate by morning, perhaps rather rough in the south, with a swell developing in the afternoon.
  • Weather

    Rain and mist, perhaps clearing towards evening.
  • Visibility

    Moderate, locally poor.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Saturday 22nd Nov