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A large Atlantic low to the west of Ireland will gradually edge eastwards, reaching the Irish Sea by tomorrow evening.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast backing northeast 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair near Orkney, otherwise showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 to 5, increasing 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 to 5, becoming cyclonic 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 2 to 4, becoming 5 or 6, occasionally 7 near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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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    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 to 5, becoming cyclonic 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or less, becoming north 2 to 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      South 3 to 5, veering southwest 5 or 6, perhaps 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 6, becoming cyclonic 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 4 to 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 3 to 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 to gale 8, perhaps severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough south of Isle of Wight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5 for a time tonight, then veering westerly tomorrow.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 to 6, becoming north 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 to 6, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 to 5, becoming north 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 to 6, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough in south, becoming mostly slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 to 5, becoming north 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming cyclonic 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 2 to 4, becoming north 4 to 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 to 6, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight in shelter, but rough at first near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 2 to 4, becoming northerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough at times.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 to 6, backing north 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

      North 2 to 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 to 6, backing north 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

      North 2 to 4, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 to 6, backing north 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

      North 2 to 4, increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight, but with a moderate swell, particularly west or Shetland.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 04:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southeast later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in far north and far west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or less, backing northeast and increasing 4 later in the west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north at first, becoming slight east of shetland later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 17th Oct – 16:59 UTC Fri 18th Oct

    • Wind

      South to southwest 5 to 7, increasing 6 to gale 8 with gusts to 50kt by late evening, veering southwest to west after midnight.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, locally moderate jersey southwards at first this evening, becoming generally rough until morning, locally very rough mid-channel.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers, locally heavy, becoming frequent and squally for a time overnight, with a risk of hail and thunder.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor in showers.

    17:00 UTC Fri 18th Oct – 16:59 UTC Sat 19th Oct

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to 7, locally gale 8 with gusts to 50kt mid-channel at first in the evening, decreasing 4 to 6 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough or rough, locally moderate jersey southward with swell, becoming generally moderate towards evening.
    • Weather

      Scattered squally showers, with a risk of hail and thunder at first, becoming isolated Saturday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor in showers.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Oct by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).