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Low pressure centred over the central North Sea will bring a cool and showery northerly or northwesterly airstream through the next couple of days. Low pressure will then move away eastwards on Saturday, allowing high pressure to build from the west.

* 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 Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, backing west 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first near rattery head, then becoming mainly rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor until later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first near Orkney.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, backing westerly 4 or 5 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 7, decreasing 4 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 or 5 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasional moderate.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, veering northerly 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      In north, northwesterly, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time, in south, northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 in north, and occasionally 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later near North Foreland.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery near North Foreland.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in far east.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, veering northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but moderate near North Foreland.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, veering north or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd 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

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest, veering northeast later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd 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

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth or slight in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in Bristol Channel, veering northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth or slight in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

  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 Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

  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 Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth or slight in morcambe bay and the Solway Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth or slight in morcambe bay and the Solway Firth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time in north.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

  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 Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in shelter.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, and throughout in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then occasional rain or drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, backing northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, then occasional rain or drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, backing northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally roughat first in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

  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 Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, then occasional rain or drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4, then veering northwest 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate for a time.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, soon backing west 3 or 4, veering northwesterly 5 to 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain spreading from west.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or4 at first in east, otherwise northwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain clearing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 3 to 4, perhaps locally 5 at first and again in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 3 to 4, perhaps locally 5 in the morning, veering north to northeast in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, dying out by evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Thu 3rd Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 4th Sep

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Showers, perhaps thundery, occasional rain later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

23:00 UTC Fri 4th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 5th Sep

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 4 or 5, veering northerly 6 or 7.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain, then showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate at first.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 3rd Sep