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A slow-moving frontal trough will continue to lie across southern and eastern England during tonight and much of Tuesday. Elsewhere pressure will gradually fall as Atlantic fronts encroach 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 Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight throughout in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, mainly moderate or rough in north, but occasionally very rough near northwest Orkney.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in north, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 2 becoming southeast 3 or 4, then veering south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times, fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Gibraltar Point, veering southeast 3 or 4, then veering south later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, mainly at first, fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest, 3 or 4, then becoming variable 2 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 or 6 at first in far north, otherwise variable becoming southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in north, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in far north, but elsewhere fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then becoming variable mainly northerly 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in north, but elsewhere fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming easterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, then veering southerly or southwesterly.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable mainly easterly, veering southwesterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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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    17:00 UTC Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      Northeast veering southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest veering north or northeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      East or northeast veering southwest, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, then occasionally 6 later near Pembrokeshire.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 veering northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4 veering south or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6 decreasing 4, then veering west 3 or 4, then veering north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4 veering southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, then veering southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate except in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      East 2 or 3 veering southeast 4 or 5, then veering southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering west 3 or 4, then veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4 veering south or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 4 or 5, then veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4 veering southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly veering westerly, 4 or 5, then veering northwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, but occasionally very rough later near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7 veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 5 or 6 later, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate except in far south and in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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 Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough except near Sutherland.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, then showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 5 or 6 later, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough near Sutherland, but elsewhere rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 4 or 5, then increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southerly gale force 8 expected later. Issued at 03:40UTC 15th October 2018.

    17:00 UTC Mon 15th Oct – 04:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 backing south 6 or 7
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but mainly slight to the east of Shetland
    • Weather

      Showers at first
    • Visibility

      Good

    05:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in west
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, mist patches
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Mon 15th Oct – 16:59 UTC Tue 16th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable or southeasterly 2 to 4, becoming westerly or southwesterly soon after dawn, becoming variable 1 to 3 south of Jersey by Tuesday evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally slight or moderate in the northwest of the area at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, especially in the north and west of the area.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 16th Oct – 16:59 UTC Wed 17th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 2 or 3, locally variable 1 to 3 south of Jersey, becoming generally variable 1 to 3 by the morning, then northeasterly 3 by the afternoon, increasing 4 or 5 by the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Risk of rain in the northwest of the area from midnight, risk of isolated showers in the rest of the area.
    • Visibility

      Good, but becoming moderate or poor in any rain or showers.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 15th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).