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The British Isles remain under the influence of a mild southwesterly airstream. Low pressure is centred near Iceland and high pressure lies over the near Continent. Strong winds will affect most areas, the winds strongest in the north, with stormy conditions for a time in the far north until later tomorrow morning.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first near Cape Wrath, veering west 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high in northwest, rough becoming moderate in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in northwest.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough in north, moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, mainly in northwest.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in northwest.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough further offshore.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in Strait of Dover.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in Strait of Dover.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough near Isles of Scilly, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Rough in far west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 at times in Liverpool Bay.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Very rough at first in far north, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 for a time in far north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later in far northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest gale 8 to storm 10, veering west 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rain or very rough at first in far south, otherwise slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest gale 8 to storm 10, veering west 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first in west, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough just east of Shetland, otherwise high becoming very rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 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 Gale Force 8 imminent, increasing severe gale force 9 soon, increasing storm force 10 later, issued 25/10/2014 0337 UTC.

    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 10:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or showers, perhaps heavy or thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor at times.

    11:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Very rough or high, occasionally very high in far west or northwest at first, becoming rough in shelter later in east.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, perhaps heavy at times, clearing later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 to 4, occasionally 5 in the north in the morning, backing southerly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

      Rather cloudy, becoming fair in the evening.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 in the morning, decreasing 3 to 4 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Sat 25th Oct – 22:59 UTC Sun 26th Oct

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

23:00 UTC Sun 26th Oct – 22:59 UTC Mon 27th Oct

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later in south.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 25th Oct