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Pressure will remain high to the north and northeast of the United Kingdom, whilst a complex area of low pressure remains slow moving to the southwest. Between these two systems, a changeable easterly or southeasterly airflow will affect all areas during the next few days.

* 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly backing easterly later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, backing east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in northeast, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming slight in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southeast, backing northeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

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

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Nov 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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    06:00 UTC Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly easterly or southeasterly, backing northeasterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Nov 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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    06:00 UTC Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly backing northeasterly later 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, mainly in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, mainly in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly backing easterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, mainly in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery later in west.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in far west, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers, perhaps thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly southeasterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in southwest,.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Mainly smooth near shore, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Mainly smooth near shore, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    06:00 UTC Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast backing east 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast backing east 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in central areas.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in central areas.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast backing east 5 or 6, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly backing northeasterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 17:59 UTC Thu 22nd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, but 6 at first in southwest, backing easterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair in north, showers in south.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      East backing northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast to east 4 to 5, locally 6 to 7 in north and west of the area until mid-afternoon, veering southeast to south 3 to 4, locally 5 in the evening, backing southeast after midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the far west until mid afternoon, becoming slight by evening, locally smooth in the east.
    • Weather

      Mist and perhaps fog patches near French coasts for a time around dawn, scattered showers in south of area by Thursday afternoon, spreading north through the rest of today, locally heavy with a risk of thunder, mainly fair from midnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate in showers, locally poor or very poor in mist and any fog.

    06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 to 5, decreasing 2 to 4 in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth to slight, occasionally moderate in the northwest at times on Friday, with a low and decreasing swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers by mid afternoon, becoming increasingly frequent and locally heavy with a risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in showers.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Thu 22nd Nov – 05:59 UTC Fri 23rd Nov

  • Wind

    Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in southwest,.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers later.
  • Visibility

    Good.

06:00 UTC Fri 23rd Nov – 05:59 UTC Sat 24th Nov

  • Wind

    Southeasterly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers, rain later, perhaps thundery.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Nov by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).