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A ridge of high pressure will cross the United Kingdom from the west. An Atlantic frontal system will reach southwestern areas during Wednesday with a complex area of low pressure developing across far southern areas by Thursday morning.

* 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 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 to 6, increasing 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Moray Firth, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest 2 to 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming north or northwest 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 to 6, veering northeast 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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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    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest 2 to 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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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    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later near Whitby.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 to 6, backing southwesterly 2 to 5, then becoming cyclonic 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later in south.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 to 6, becoming northeasterly 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, backing southerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later, then becoming cyclonic 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northeast, 3 to 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 to 5, becoming northerly or northeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  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

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      West 3 to 5, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      In east slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first in shelter, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 to 5, becoming north or northeast 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high in far west, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, then becoming northeast later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near Lands End, but becoming slight for a time in the Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North or northeast 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later near Lands End.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in the Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in south, becoming northeasterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight for a time in north, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near St Davids Head.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, rain at first in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in south.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4, becoming east 4 to 6, then backing northeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time near Great Orme Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near Great Orme Head.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later in Liverpool Bay.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, backing east or southeast 5 or 6, then backing northeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast, backing north later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4, becoming east 4 to 6, then backing northeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 to 6, backing north 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 2 to 4, becoming easterly 4 to 6, then backing northeasterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough far near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 to 6, backing northerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in the North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in the Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming east 4 or 5, then backing northeast 4 to 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast, backing north, 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      East 2 to 4, backing northeast 3 to 5, then backing north 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      East 2 to 4, backing northeast 3 to 5, then backing north 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      North 2 to 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 17:59 UTC Wed 13th Nov

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first
    • Sea State

      Rough but moderate in eastern waters sheltered from the westerly swell
    • Weather

      Wintry showers
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor

    18:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight over sheltered waters east of Shetland
    • Weather

      Wintry showers
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 to 6, backing westerly late morning, then southwest to south 5 to 7 this afternoon, perhaps locally gale 8 at times, veering westerly in the evening, local variable 2 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, increasing moderate to rather rough this afternoon, occasionally rough this evening and overnight, mainly in the west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, becoming persistent and heavy from late afternoon, clearing to frequent showers late evening, occasionally heavy with hail risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

    • Wind

      West to southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 to 5, occasionally variable 1 to 3, becoming mainly north to northeast by evening, increasing 5 to 7 in the north and west of the area, perhaps locally gale 8 until early Friday morning.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate to rather rough, occasionally rough in the north and west of the area overnight, with a moderate swell.
    • Weather

      Frequent showers, occasionally heavy with hail and a risk of thunder, becoming more isolated in the southeast of the area overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Wed 13th Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 14th Nov

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 3 or 4, backing southerly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later, then becoming cyclonic 4 to 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time.
  • Weather

    Fair then showers, rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

06:00 UTC Thu 14th Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 15th Nov

  • Wind

    Cyclonic, becoming northeast, 3 to 5, increasing 6 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Wednesday 13th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).