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A low centred just northwest of Iberia will remain slow-moving, gradually filling over the next few days, bringing a warm continental flow across the British Isles.

* 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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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northerly 4 for a time, then becoming westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth later in south.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, thundery rain at times in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northerly 4 or 5 later in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at times, fog patches in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in east.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  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 Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in west at first, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later east of Lizard Point.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  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 Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north 5 or 6 near St Davids Head.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th 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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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 later, except near eastern coasts.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate near Mull of Galloway.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate for a time in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th 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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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 in the North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate for a time in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly, veering westerly later in west, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in the west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in west.

    05:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering westerly later in far west, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in the northeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, mainly in the west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in west.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast to east 3 to 4, decreasing 2 or 3 overnight, backing east to northeast, increasing 3 to 4 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers or thunderstorms.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      East to northeast 3 to 4, locally 5 overnight, decreasing 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming locally smooth.
    • Weather

      Isolated thundery showers dying out.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor at times.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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17:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

  • Wind

    Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fog patches, thundery rain at times in south.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

17:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 16:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less, becoming northerly 4 or 5 later in northeast.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fog patches, occasional thundery rain.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep