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A deepening area of low pressure over the North Sea will move away eastwards, leaving all areas in a strong and showery westerly or northwesterly airflow. A new area of low pressure is expected to move eastwards across southern areas later Saturday and during Sunday, bringing the risk of further very windy conditions here, though presently there are uncertainties about the depth and behaviour of this low.

* 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly backing westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in east.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, veering northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough, then slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9, mainly in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, occasionally very rough towards Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Rain then squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate, occasionally smooth for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st Sep by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough offshore.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st Sep 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st Sep 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in northeast, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, backing southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, backing southerly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st Sep 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      West backing south for a time, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st 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 * warning

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 to 7, then veering southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st 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 * warning

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic, mainly southwest later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st 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 * warning

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

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in north, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      West backing east, then becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor in south.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st Sep 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming east 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight, then moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain, mainly in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in south.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st Sep 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st Sep 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, mainly in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north and in southeast.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4, then easterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time in east, then moderate or rough later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st 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 * 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4, then easterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st Sep 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, veering northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional squally.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, then veering north later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, backing northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in central areas, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, backing northwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, backing northwest 7 to severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st 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: Northwesterly severe gale force 9 expected later, issued 2149UTC 20th September 2018

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 21st Sep

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first, backing northwest 7 to severe gale 9
    • Sea State

      Rough, but moderate at first in southeast, becoming very rough later
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, showers later
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate

    17:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 7 to severe gale 9, backing west 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough becoming rough
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 6 to 7 with gusts to 40kt around showers, decreasing 5 to 6 by evening and 4 to 5 by midnight, backing and easing southwesterly 3 to 4 by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, decreasing rather rough to rough by this evening, moderate by midnight and mainly slight by dawn Saturday.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, some heavy this morning, becoming fewer and lighter this afternoon, becoming cloudy overnight with patchy light rain by dawn Saturday.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally moderate to poor in rain or showers.

    05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 to 5, occasionally 3, further backing southeast 5 to 6 by late afternoon, veering southwest 5 to 6 during the afternoon, occasionally, then veering southwest to west 7 to gale 8 around dawn Sunday.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with a low swell, increasing moderate to rather rough to rough by midnight, locally very rough by dawn Sunday.
    • Weather

      Rain spreading in from the west, heavy for a time afternoon and evening, turning to drizzle and mist overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, becoming moderate to poor during the morning, locally very poor by evening and generally poor overnight.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st Sep by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Fri 21st Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 22nd Sep

  • Wind

    Southwest veering west 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
  • Weather

    Showers, fair later.
  • Visibility

    Good.

05:00 UTC Sat 22nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Sun 23rd Sep

  • Wind

    West backing south for a time, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
  • Weather

    Fair then rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Good becoming moderate or poor.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 21st Sep by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).