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Low pressure centred just northwest of Spain will remain slow-moving over the next couple of days, giving a warm easterly 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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    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      East or southeast, but variable in Moray Firth, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in north, becoming slight later in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, but variable in Moray Firth and far northwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming east 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      North 2 or 3, veering east 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good later in south.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in east.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 offshore.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, occasionally 7 near Lundy Island.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers in southwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery in southwest.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate near Mull of Kintyre, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in west, but smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in west, but smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming north or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast, becoming variable at times, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast, becoming variable at times, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in southwest, occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in southwest.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 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.

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

    • Wind

      Southeast 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but rough in south at first.
    • Weather

      Fair to the northeast. Rain or showers and fog patches in the south and west.
    • Visibility

      Good to the northeast. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, to the south and west.

    11:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair to the northeast. Rain or showers and fog patches in the south and west.
    • Visibility

      Good to the northeast. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, to the south and west.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

    • Wind

      East to northeast 4 to 5, locally 6, increasing 5 to 6 in the north of the area by the morning, decreasing generally 4 to 5 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight soon becoming moderate in the north, locally rather rough mid-channel in the morning.
    • Weather

      Scattered thundery showers developing by evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in showers.

    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 to 4, locally 5 in the north at first, decreasing 2 or 3 by evening and veering southeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate in the north of the area at first.
    • Weather

      Scattered thundery showers, becoming more frequent for a time Thursday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in showers.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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23:00 UTC Tue 16th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 17th Sep

  • Wind

    Northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Fog patches at first.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good later in south.

23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

  • Wind

    Northeasterly 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in north.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 16th Sep