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Pressure will build across the United Kingdom from the south during this evening and tonight. However it will fall again from the northwest during Thursday and Friday, bringing strong winds or gales to northern and western parts. An active frontal system will move into the northwest early on Friday.

* 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 Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 backing southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      In north, rough becoming very rough or high, in south, slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor in north.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first, then veering southwesterly later, decreasing 4 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in north, slight or moderate in south, but becoming rough near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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 Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally northwesterly 5 at first in north, then becoming southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in north.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then becoming south or southeast 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southerly or southeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in east, then becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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 Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 4 or 5 for a time in far west.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in far west.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Oct

  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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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 4 or 5 for a time at first in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later near Land's End.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming south or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far west.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first near Land's End, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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 Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 3, then southwesterly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 later in far northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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 Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 3, then southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4 backing south 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6 increasing 6 to gale 8, then veering southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first in northwest, occasionally moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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 Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8 veering southwest 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time except in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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 Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later near Tiree.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north, veering southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first, backing south 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough except just north of Skye.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, then decreasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st 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 Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 at first, backing south 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good becoming moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first, then decreasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing south 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high except in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor in west.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly gale force 8 expected soon.

    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 04:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate just east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6 backing south 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers dying out.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Oct

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

    • Wind

      North or northwest 1 to 3, becoming variable tomorrow morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      A little rain or drizzle in the south of the area at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming south overnight, increasing 3 or 4 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with swell.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Oct

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Wed 1st Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 2nd Oct

  • Wind

    Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later in north.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Oct

  • Wind

    Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, decreasing 4 at times in south.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 1st Oct