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A low centred just northwest of Iberia will remain slow-moving, bringing a warm continental airflow 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 Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers later, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor at first in east, otherwise good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming mainly northerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast 2 or 3, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      North, backing northwest later, 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast 2 or 3, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and showers at first, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 2 or 3, increasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in west, decreasing 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northeast 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate west of Land's End.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near Pembrokeshire, decreasing 2 at times in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near St David's Head.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in far north, then becoming variable 2 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first in south, becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast, backing north later, 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northerly 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then increasing 5 at times in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then becoming mainly north later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then backing northerly or northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 except in Firth of Clyde.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, decreasing 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, backing northwesterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, decreasing 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight near Skye, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, backing northwesterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, decreasing 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate in north and west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then veering west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 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 at time of issue.

    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      South 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      South veering west or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

    • Wind

      East or southeast 2 or 3, occasionally 4, backing east or northeast and increasing 3 or 4 for a time in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers or thunderstorms, mist or fog patches, especially in the north of the area later.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate or poor, perhaps very poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast or variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated thundery showers dying out, some mist or fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate or poor, perhaps very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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23:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Fri 19th Sep

  • Wind

    Variable becoming easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers, fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

23:00 UTC Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

  • Wind

    Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, increasing 5 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers, fog patches at first.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 18th Sep