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A filling low centred just northwest of Spain will remain slow-moving over the next couple of days, giving a warm and fairly slack continental flow 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 Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, veering southeast 4 or 5, but generally variable 2 or 3 near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor, becoming moderate or good later.

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

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3, then northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in northeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

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

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

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

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor in north.

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

    • Wind

      Northeasterly becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in north, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Northeasterly becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  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 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west, becoming variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in west, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  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 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, but slight or moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th 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 Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th 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 Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in Solway Firth and near Great Orme Head.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming north later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in far north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th 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 Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, but slight or moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

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

    • Wind

      Northeast backing northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th 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 Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming northeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

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

    • Wind

      Northeast backing northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th 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 Wed 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally heavy and thundery.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Thu 18th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Wed 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Thu 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast to east 2 to 4, occasionally 5 in the north of the area at first, becoming locally variable for a time in the morning, veering east to southeast in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, decreasing slight.
    • Weather

      Scattered thundery showers risk of mist or fog patches developing in the north and west in the evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, perhaps locally poor or very poor in the evening.

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

    • Wind

      Southeast or variable 2 to 3.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Scattered thundery showers mist or fog patches mainly in the north and west slowly clearing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor or very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 17th Sep