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A large area of high pressure centred over southern England will drift eastwards across europe during Tuesday, but will maintain a strong ridge westwards across southern parts of the British Isles. As the high moves away, a very strong southerly or southwesterly airflow will develop over northwestern areas.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, then rain at times later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later in north.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in south, otherwise moderate or rough, but occasionally very rough at first to the west and north of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4 backing southwest 4 or 5, then increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, then decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 3 or 4, then increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in north, smooth or slight in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate at first in north, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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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    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southeasterly 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly becoming variable, 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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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    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast veering southeast, 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast becoming variable, 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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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    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southeast 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southeast 3 or less, becoming east 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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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    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming south or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near Pembrokeshire.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate near Pembrokeshire.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near pembrokeshire, then becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in west, slight throughout in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in north, perhaps gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in north.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming moderate, then rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7 decreasing 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate, then occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming moderate, then occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6 increasing 7 to severe gale 9, then decreasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6 increasing 7 to severe gale 9, then decreasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6 increasing 7 or gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 for a time later, then veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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: Gale warning in force at time of issue.

    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 10:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in west later
    • Sea State

      Rough
    • Weather

      Showers
    • Visibility

      Mainly good

    11:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 for a time, veering westerly 6 or 7 later
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in west for a time
    • Weather

      Showers then rain
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor later

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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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    23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

    • Wind

      East 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

    • Wind

      East or southeast 2 or 3, occasionally 4, increasing 3 or 4 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th Sep by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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23:00 UTC Mon 24th Sep – 22:59 UTC Tue 25th Sep

  • Wind

    East or northeast veering southeast, 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

23:00 UTC Tue 25th Sep – 22:59 UTC Wed 26th Sep

  • Wind

    South or southeast becoming variable, 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 24th Sep by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).