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A deep area of low pressure will move southeastwards across the northeastern North Sea this evening and across Germany tonight while a transient ridge of high pressure follows across the British Isles 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first near Rattray Head, backing west 4 or 5, then southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high at first except in the Moray Firth, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 at first near Rattray Head, backing west 4 or 5, then southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high at first near Rattray Head, otherwise moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9 backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 7 to severe gale 9, backing westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first near northeast Norfolk, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8, backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8 backing west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate except near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough near the Isles of Scilly, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8 backing west 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6 backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8 decreasing 5, then backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9 decreasing 5 or 6, then backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in Liverpool Bay, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9 backing west 5 or 6, then backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9 backing west 4 or 5, then southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in North Channel, backing westerly 4 or 5, then southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high at first in North Channel, otherwise rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 6 to gale 8 backing westerly 4 or 5, then southwesterly 5 to 7 later, occasionally gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, then decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8 backing west 4 or 5, then southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st 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

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 to gale 8 backing west 4 or 5, then southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough near Sutherland, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest gale 8 or severe gale 9 decreasing 5 to 7, then backing west 3 or 4, then backing south 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high at first in south and west, otherwise rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good for a time.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Northwesterly storm force 10.

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 04:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest gale 8 or severe gale 9 decreasing 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 backing southwest 3 or 4, backing south 6 or 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 or gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6 after midnight and 4 or 5 by midday, backing west in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, decreasing rather rough or rough overnight and moderate or rather rough later.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly Thursday morning, locally 6 in the north at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rather rough, with swell.
    • Weather

      Fair, but soon becoming cloudy, risk of a little rain on Thursday.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Tue 21st Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 22nd Oct

  • Wind

    Northwest 6 to gale 8 backing west 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers then fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

17:00 UTC Wed 22nd Oct – 16:59 UTC Thu 23rd Oct

  • Wind

    West 5 or 6 backing southwest 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair then drizzle at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Tuesday 21st Oct