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A ridge of high pressure initially extends west over north eastern areas. An area of low pressure will move north from northwest France over the English Channel during Wednesday, into southeast England by Thursday.

* 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Orkney, and variable 3 in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate occasionally rough between Cape Wrath and western Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later, fog patches in Moray Firth.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in Moray Firth.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 in Moray Firth at first otherwise southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 later east Orkney and near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate occasionally rough at first near northwest Orkney and later in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first in Moray Firth.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good occasionally very poor in Moray Firth.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      South backing east or southeast 3 or 4 , occasionally 5 near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate towards Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 later near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later towards Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches later in Firth of Forth.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor, very poor later in Firth of Forth.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first off Whitby.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly veering southerly later in south, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasional poor later.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5 , backing east 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast becoming cyclonic 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 becoming east or southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4 becoming east or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  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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    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable, then southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight but moderate or rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6 then backing east 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough but slight at first in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  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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    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5 becoming variable, then east or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough off Lands End and smooth in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first in Bristol Channel.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in Bristol Channel.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in Bristol Channel and rough off Lands End.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches later in Bristol Channel.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later in Bristol Channel.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  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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    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5 backing east 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      East or northeast veering southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast backing east 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      Mainly easterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight occasionally moderate in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, backing easterly 5 or 6 later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  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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    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but smooth in the Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth in the Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast veering southwest for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 towards Ardnamurchan Point.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5 but 6 towards Ardnamurchan Point.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5 backing southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight but moderate, occasionally rough, in south and far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight but moderate, occasionally rough at first in south and far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  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

    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5 backing southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough but moderate in northeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate but rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

    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.

    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 26th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    06:00 UTC Wed 26th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 27th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4, becoming generally northerly 3 to 4 from the west, backing northwest to west 2 to 3 in the evening, further backing southerly by morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle, with fog patches, clearing in the evening isolated light showers overnight.
    • Visibility

      Poor or very poor, becoming moderate to good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 27th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 28th Nov

    • Wind

      South to southeast 3, increasing 4 to 5 by afternoon, then 5 to 7 in the evening, veering east overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell, becoming moderate, locally rather rough later.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers soon dying out.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 26th Nov