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A large area of high pressure will remain slow moving from greenland to Scandinavia whilst low pressure over southwestern europe gradually moves northwards. A belt of easterly gales across the south and east will extend slowly northwards, easing in the south later today.

* 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      East 6 to gale 8, veering southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough until later in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      East 6 to gale 8, veering southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      East 6 to gale 8, veering southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th Nov 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

    06:00 UTC Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      East, veering southeast later, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate later in south.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in north, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 6 to gale 8, veering southeasterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, backing easterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering southerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery later in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, backing easterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming southerly or southeasterly, then backing easterly later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later east of the Lizard.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming easterly or southeasterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough west of the Lizard, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, veering east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally thundery, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, veering easterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at times in north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southeasterly, 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast, veering east later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near the Mull of Galloway.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast veering southeast, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering southeasterly, 5 to 7, perhaps increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near the Mull of Galloway.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering southeasterly, 5 to 7, perhaps increasing gale 8 at times in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Northeast veering southeast, 5 to 7, perhaps increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, perhaps increasing gale 8 at times, veering southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at times in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      East or northeast 5 to 7, perhaps increasing gale 8 at times, veering southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, backing northeasterly 4 or 5 for a time, then increasing 5 or 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later in south and west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 17:59 UTC Tue 20th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4 backing northeast 4 or 5
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate
    • Weather

      Mainly fair
    • Visibility

      Good

    18:00 UTC Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5 veering southeasterly 3 or 4 later, then increasing 5 or 6 in south
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough in the south and west later
    • Weather

      Mainly fair
    • Visibility

      Good

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th 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 Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

    • Wind

      Ne to e 5 to 7 in the north, with gusts to 55kt mid-channel, and 3 to 5 in the south, generally veering se to s 3 to 4 in the evening, locally variable 3 to 5 in the north and west for a time, increasing 5 to 6 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate in the south, rather rough to rough in the north becoming generally slight to moderate in the evening.
    • Weather

      Rain or hail showers, occasionally heavy, dying out in the south of the area this evening mist or fog patches near french coasts overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 to 6, backing southeast 4 to 5 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, occasionally rather rough mid-channel, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Rain or hail showers in the north of the area, dying out by midday mist or fog patches near french coasts gradually clearing, perhaps returning overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Tue 20th Nov – 05:59 UTC Wed 21st Nov

  • Wind

    Northeast 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later east of the Lizard.
  • Weather

    Showers, perhaps thundery later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

06:00 UTC Wed 21st Nov – 05:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

  • Wind

    Cyclonic becoming easterly or southeasterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 later in west.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough west of the Lizard, otherwise slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers, becoming fair later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Tuesday 20th Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).