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A slow-moving low centred just northwest of Iberia will bring a warm, humid airflow across the British Isles tonight and in the south through Saturday. However, pressure will build from the west to bring cooler, fresher conditions from the north during the course of the weekend.

* 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 Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate except in inner Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in east.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, but 5 at first in east, becoming variable 3 or less, then southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 in north, occasionally 6 later near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Rattray Head, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4 increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later near northeast Norfolk.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later near Norfolk.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in south, otherwise mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later near North Foreland.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later near North Foreland.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches at first in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first in east.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later in far west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast veering east or northeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near headlands.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near Pembrokeshire, becoming variable 2 at times in Bristol Channel and near Cornwall.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches at first near Cornwall.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first near Cornwall.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northeast 3 or 4, becoming north 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 occasionally 2 in east, but becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 for a time in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west, then decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 3 or less, then south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

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

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near Islay and Tiree.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then south or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then south or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th 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 Fri 19th Sep – 10:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later, risk of mist at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sat 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in east, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming mainly northeast 3 or 4 around dawn.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers or thunderstorms, early morning mist or fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming locally moderate, and very poor in fog.

    23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, soon increasing 4 or 5, decreasing 4 in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate in the north and west.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, perhaps some early morning mist or fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps locally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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

  • Wind

    North or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near Pembrokeshire, becoming variable 2 at times in Bristol Channel and near Cornwall.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
  • Weather

    Showers, fog patches at first near Cornwall.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first near Cornwall.

23:00 UTC Sat 20th Sep – 22:59 UTC Sun 21st Sep

  • Wind

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

    Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
  • Weather

    Showers then fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate becoming good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 19th Sep