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Pressure will remain high across the United Kingdom during the next couple of days, although a warm front will move eastwards across Scotland during Wednesday, bringing outbreaks of rain to northern Scotland.

* 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east, becoming variable 3 or less, then cyclonic 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming westerly later, 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 2, then southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first near Rattray Head, otherwise mainly slight or moderate, but smooth or slight in Firth of Forth and St Andrews Bay.
    • Weather

      Showers at first in north, then rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in north.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 at times in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain at first in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first in north.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep 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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    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less, then mainly west 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in far south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5 decreasing 2 or 3, then backing west or northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in north, becoming slight later in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable mainly west 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate until later in north, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4 becoming variable 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first near northeast Norfolk, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4 veering northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then decreasing 3 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east, becoming variable 2 at times in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in east, becoming smooth at times in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep 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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    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first close inshore.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth close inshore.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep 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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    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 to 5, occasionally variable 2 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in Lyme Bay.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally variable 2 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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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    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 2 to 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first near Cornwall, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep 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

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming west or southwest 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable mainly northwest 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable mainly west, becoming mainly southwest, 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 2 or less, then west or southwest 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate until later in far north, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 2 to 4 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep 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

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4 becoming variable 2 or less, then westerly or southwesterly 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 2 to 4 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in north.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight except near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south or southwest, 2 to 4, then veering west or southwest 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in central areas.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south or southwest, 2 to 4, then veering west or southwest 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate between Barra and Canna, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate between Barra and Canna, but elsewhere moderate throughout.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep 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

    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep 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 at time of issue: Nil

    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in east, decreasing 4 later in southwest
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Mainly good

    23:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, 5 or 6 at first in northeast, otherwise 3 or 4
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first, but slight in well sheltered eastern waters
    • Weather

      Mainly fair
    • Visibility

      Good

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Tue 17th Sep – 10:59 UTC Wed 18th Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly, locally 2 or 3 at first in the far south, otherwise 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering easterly later tonight.
    • Sea State

      Locally smooth at first in the far south, otherwise slight, increasing moderate at times in the west and north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle and mist in the far south early this afternoon, otherwise fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Locally moderate or poor at first this afternoon in the far south, otherwise good.

    11:00 UTC Wed 18th Sep – 10:59 UTC Thu 19th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in the south of the area.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate, perhaps rather rough for a time at first near Ile de Brehat.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Tuesday 17th Sep by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).