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A ridge of high pressure extending across the United Kingdom from the northeast will slowly decline, as an area of low pressure to the west of Spain edges slowly north.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north, becoming variable 3 or less in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Moderate but rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, but variable 3 or less in Moray Firth at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight in Moray Firth, otherwise mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then north or northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but moderate in north until later.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast backing north 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      North veering east 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Mainly northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, backing northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  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

    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  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

    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  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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    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in southwest later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Mainly east or northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable mainly east or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in south, moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight in south, moderate becoming slight in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Mainly east 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

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

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in far north and far south.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough until later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches in southwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor in southwest.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 16th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5 veering southeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 in southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches in southwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor in southwest.

    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, slowly dying out, fog patches in southwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor in southwest.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      East to northeast 2 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 by evening, locally 6 in the north of the area by dawn, decreasing 2 to 4 jersey southwards by midday Wednesday.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming locally moderate in the north and west of the area this evening, perhaps locally rather rough mid-channel later.
    • Weather

      Risk of thundery showers mainly in the west on Wednesday.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate, perhaps poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East to northeast 4 to 5, locally 6 in the north at first and 3 in the south at times, veering east to southeast and decreasing 3 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate in the south, moderate to rather rough in the north, becoming generally slight overnight.
    • Weather

      Scattered thundery showers developing from Wednesday evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor in showers.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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11:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

  • Wind

    Mainly northeast 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Showers, fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

  • Wind

    East or northeast 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep