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A complex and slow-moving area of low pressure centred near Iceland will maintain the strong southwesterly flow across many parts of the United Kingdom over the coming days. Associated Atlantic fronts will also bring spells of rain or showers to all parts.

* 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 Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times in the Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers in north, otherwise mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly, backing southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      West backing southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west or northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Oct

  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 Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering northwest for a time, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west or northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming mainly good later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor until later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      West backing southwest later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Rough in northwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far south and far north.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far south and far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd 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 CONTINUING

    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 10:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Oct

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      West 4 to 5, locally 6 in the north, backing southwest by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the south to rather rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain by midday.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, perhaps poor in rain.

    23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

    • Wind

      South to southwest 4 to 5, locally 6 in the morning, veering west to northwest around midday and decreasing 3 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, with a low swell, locally rather rough in the north in the morning.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain, becoming persistent and heavier later Friday morning, clearing in the evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate, locally poor in rain.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Oct

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 22:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

  • Wind

    West backing southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

23:00 UTC Thu 23rd Oct – 22:59 UTC Fri 24th Oct

  • Wind

    Southwest, veering west or northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 22nd Oct