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High pressure lying across the United Kingdom will move away eastwards across Europe, allowing a locally very strong and gusty southeasterly airflow to develop during the next couple of 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

    05:00 UTC Fri 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly becoming variable mainly southeasterly, 2 to 4, then increasing 5 or 6 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in Moray Firth, but elsewhere slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog banks in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in east.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in Moray Firth and in northwest, otherwise southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in inner Moray Firth, but elsewhere slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in east.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming south or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fog patches, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor, mainly in north.

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

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

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

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th Sep 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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    05:00 UTC Fri 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      South or southwest 2 to 4 backing southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6, then veering southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first, then increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers later, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time later, then veering southeasterly 4 or 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Fair then thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      East or southeast 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 later near Cornwall.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally variable 2 at first, then increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later except in Solway Firth.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time at first, then occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time at first, then occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in south, east and north, but slight at times in west.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4 backing southeast 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough later except in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

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

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time at first in North Channel, but occasionally 4 elsewhere.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first except in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally variable 2 in Firth of Clyde, then increasing 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough later in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

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

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time at first in North Channel, but occasionally 4 elsewhere.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time at first in south, but occasionally 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near southern and western Islay and the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly backing southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, 5 to 7 in south, 3 to 5 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly backing southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 in far north, then increasing 6 at times elsewhere.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 in south, decreasing 3 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in south, slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, then backing southerly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog banks developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 at time of issue: Nil

    05:00 UTC Fri 20th Sep – 16:59 UTC Fri 20th Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in far north, backing southerly later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight in sheltered eastern waters.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle and fog patches in north at first, then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north until later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight in sheltered eastern waters.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair at first, then occasional drizzle and fog banks, becoming mainly fair again later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th 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 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, locally 7 mid-channel from late morning until evening, veering southeast overnight and decreasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough in the north and west of the area, but moderate occasionally slight in the south and east.
    • Weather

      Fine, then becoming cloudier later with the slight risk of a shower.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, perhaps locally 6 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 in the afternoon, locally 5 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers with a slight risk of thunder, then rain, locally heavy, spreading from the west later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor in rain later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th Sep 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

05:00 UTC Fri 20th Sep – 04:59 UTC Sat 21st Sep

  • Wind

    East or southeast 4 increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

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

  • Wind

    East or southeast 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 later near Cornwall.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair then thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 20th Sep by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).