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A weakening frontal zone edges south across the southern United Kingdom through the next 48 hours with a large high becoming established just to the southwest of Ireland.

* 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 Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough north and west of Orkney, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 around Orkney later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough north and west of Orkney, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 off Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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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    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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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    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north or northwest 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less soon becoming northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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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    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming northerly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair at first in south, otherwise occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in northeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th Sep 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 Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair, patchy drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4 veering northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Patchy drizzle becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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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    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest veering northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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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    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest veering north or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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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    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 off St Davids Head.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      West soon veering north or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but moderate towards Lands End.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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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    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly gradually veering northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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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    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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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    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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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    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Rough becoming moderate in north and moderate at first in North Channel, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first in south, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first in south.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in north, and later in North Channel, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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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    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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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    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate, but slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough in north and at first in south, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7 becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers dying out, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough but slight or moderate in sheltered minches.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 5 to 7 becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough but slight in sheltered minches.
    • Weather

      Showers dying out, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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

    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, but moderate in shelter east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th 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: Westerly storm force 10 decreasing severe gale force 9 soon then gale force 8 later issued at 21:41 UTC on Sat 14 Sep 2019

    17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 04:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 6 or 7 backing 5 or 6
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, moderate or rough
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate

    05:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Sunday 15th Sep 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 Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

    • Wind

      North to northwest 2 to 4, backing west 3 to 4 around midday tomorrow in far north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fine, becoming fair with local mist or fog patches from later tomorrow morning, mainly in the north.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to very poor at times from later tomorrow morning.

    17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

    • Wind

      North to northwest 2 to 3, occasionally 4 early in the evening, veering northeast 3 to 4 in the far north by dawn and elsewhere by midday.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional mist and drizzle with fog patches, clearing the far north by dawn and elsewhere by midday to becoming fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Mainly moderate to poor, locally very poor, becoming good.

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

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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17:00 UTC Sun 15th Sep – 16:59 UTC Mon 16th Sep

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less becoming northerly, 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair at first in south, otherwise occasional rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

17:00 UTC Mon 16th Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 17th Sep

  • Wind

    Northerly backing northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in northeast.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle becoming fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate at first.

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