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Amber Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (Central, Tayside & Fife)
Amber Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (Central, Tayside & Fife) : Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling valid from 0800 Wed 19 Sep to 1700 Wed 19 Sep

Amber Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (Grampian)
Amber Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (Grampian) : Aberdeenshire valid from 0800 Wed 19 Sep to 1700 Wed 19 Sep

Amber Warning of Wind affecting England (North East England)
Amber Warning of Wind affecting England (North East England) : Northumberland valid from 0800 Wed 19 Sep to 1700 Wed 19 Sep

Amber Warning of Wind affecting England (North West England)
Amber Warning of Wind affecting England (North West England) : Cumbria valid from 0800 Wed 19 Sep to 1700 Wed 19 Sep

Amber Warning of Wind for Northern Ireland
Amber Warning of Wind for Northern Ireland : County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone valid from 0800 Wed 19 Sep to 1700 Wed 19 Sep

Amber Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (SW Scotland, Lothian Borders)
Amber Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (SW Scotland, Lothian Borders) : Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian valid from 0800 Wed 19 Sep to 1700 Wed 19 Sep

Amber Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (Strathclyde)
Amber Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (Strathclyde) : Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire valid from 0800 Wed 19 Sep to 1700 Wed 19 Sep

Yellow Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (Central, Tayside & Fife)
Yellow Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (Central, Tayside & Fife) : Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling valid from 0600 Wed 19 Sep to 2200 Wed 19 Sep

Yellow Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (Grampian)
Yellow Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (Grampian) : Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray valid from 0600 Wed 19 Sep to 2200 Wed 19 Sep

Yellow Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (Highlands & Eilean Siar)
Yellow Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (Highlands & Eilean Siar) : Eilean Siar, Highland valid from 0600 Wed 19 Sep to 2200 Wed 19 Sep

Yellow Warning of Wind affecting England (North East England)
Yellow Warning of Wind affecting England (North East England) : Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland valid from 0600 Wed 19 Sep to 2200 Wed 19 Sep

Yellow Warning of Wind affecting England (North West England)
Yellow Warning of Wind affecting England (North West England) : Cumbria, Lancashire valid from 0600 Wed 19 Sep to 2200 Wed 19 Sep

Yellow Warning of Wind for Northern Ireland
Yellow Warning of Wind for Northern Ireland : County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone valid from 0600 Wed 19 Sep to 2200 Wed 19 Sep

Yellow Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (Orkney & Shetland)
Yellow Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (Orkney & Shetland) : Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands valid from 0600 Wed 19 Sep to 2200 Wed 19 Sep

Yellow Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (SW Scotland, Lothian Borders)
Yellow Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (SW Scotland, Lothian Borders) : Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian valid from 0600 Wed 19 Sep to 2200 Wed 19 Sep

Yellow Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (Strathclyde)
Yellow Warning of Wind affecting Scotland (Strathclyde) : Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire valid from 0600 Wed 19 Sep to 2200 Wed 19 Sep

Yellow Warning of Wind for Wales
Yellow Warning of Wind for Wales : Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey valid from 0600 Wed 19 Sep to 2200 Wed 19 Sep

Yellow Warning of Wind affecting England (Yorkshire & Humber)
Yellow Warning of Wind affecting England (Yorkshire & Humber) : North Yorkshire valid from 0600 Wed 19 Sep to 2200 Wed 19 Sep

Yellow Warning of Rain affecting England (North East England)
Yellow Warning of Rain affecting England (North East England) : Durham valid from 0400 Thu 20 Sep to 2200 Thu 20 Sep

Yellow Warning of Rain affecting England (North West England)
Yellow Warning of Rain affecting England (North West England) : Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire valid from 0400 Thu 20 Sep to 2200 Thu 20 Sep

Yellow Warning of Rain for Wales
Yellow Warning of Rain for Wales : Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham valid from 0400 Thu 20 Sep to 2200 Thu 20 Sep

Yellow Warning of Rain affecting England (Yorkshire & Humber)
Yellow Warning of Rain affecting England (Yorkshire & Humber) : North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire valid from 0400 Thu 20 Sep to 2200 Thu 20 Sep

Weather detail

UK Forecast: Windy for all - Severe gales in north, Sep 18 - 14:33

Wednesday Severe gales with gusts of 60mph affecting much of Ireland and the north of Great Britain today. Rain too in Scotland and Ireland this morning, heavy at times although clearing much of Ireland by mid morning with a few bright spells here later. Breezy elsewhere but dry with a fair amount of cloud, just a few spots of light rain could affect southern England. This afternoon sees the rain clear from eastern Scotland only to be replaced by heavy showers in the west with the gales continuing here. A few showers in western Ireland but generally dry, bright and windy. The rain band slips into northern England, Wales and Cornwall, before turning more showery as it passes into eastern England, the Midlands and the southwest during the afternoon. Drier weather follows behind the rain band. Highs at 23C in southeast England, 12C in northern Scotland.

Wednesday Night Severe gales lasting throughout the night in Scotland with heavy showers to the north and west. Patchy rain in East Anglia and southeast England, clearing away as the winds fall lighter. However, more persistent rain moves into the far south of Ireland, Wales and much of central and southern England later and this may turn heavy in Wales and the southwest. Lows at 6C in central Scotland and a very mild 17C in southern England.

Thursday An area of low pressure passing through the west and north of the UK on Thursday bringing rain to much of England, Wales and Ireland. The rain could be heavy at times in the west. Showers in northern and western Scotland but fair with sunny spells and drier weather in the east. Lighter rain too in southeast England. Winds may become strong to gale force in the far south of England. Highs at 23C in southeast England but much cooler for the majority at 12 to 16C.

Friday Chilly overnight into Friday as a cold front clears east taking rain with it. This leads to a brighter and fresher day. The brisk west to northwest wind will be bringing showers to many western and northern areas of the UK and Ireland. Drier and brighter to the east and south with sunny spells throughout the day. Highs at 10 to 17C.

Morning Call: Bright & breezy start - Most showers in west, Sep 18 - 05:44

Breezy, gales and showers in the west Good morning, Still a few hours of severe gales in northern England early this morning but the winds will be easing. Having said that it will be remaining breezy for all throughout today with gales on western coasts and hills. There will be some sunny spells this morning for most areas and apart from a scattering of showers in the west it should be dry. Those showers will become more widespread in the afternoon in western parts. The east tending to stay drier and brighter. Winds will be strong southwesterly overall but gale force in the west. Warm in the east, cooler to the west.

Broken cloud through tonight with the showers and winds easing. However, more gales and rain may return to western Ireland towards Wednesday morning. Simon Email me at simon.keeling@weatheronline.co.uk

Week ahead: Better next week - Windy start, Sep 18 - 07:56

Early severe gales and rain then improving as higher pressure builds Very windy weather during the first part of the forecast period. Low pressure areas passing through the UK and Ireland bringing severe gales and the risk of some heavy rain. There are signs that higher pressure will be building next week bringing more settled weather with some sunny spells.

For the weather for the next few days click here Friday 21/9/18 Chilly overnight into Friday as a cold front clears east taking rain with it. This leads to a brighter and fresher day. The brisk west to northwest wind will be bringing showers to many western and northern areas of the UK and Ireland. Drier and brighter to the east and south with sunny spells throughout the day. Highs at 10 to 17C.

Saturday 22/9/18 A weak ridge of high pressure at first on Saturday morning allowing for a chilly start. There will be sunshine to the north and west and apart from scattered showers in northern Scotland the day starts dry. Low pressure west of Ireland brings heavy rain and gales to much of Ireland, England and Wales, heavy in the west. Drier for the afternoon in Scotland with further sunny spells. Highs at 12 to 17C.

Sunday 23/9/18 Low pressure crosses the UK and Ireland on Sunday. This brings rain and the risk of gales. The rain could be heavy for a while before clearing to showers. Turning cooler as the showers arrive. Highs at 10 to 16C.

Monday 24/9/18 Higher pressure builds on Monday. Showers clear from the east and then the day should be dry with sunny spells throughout. Highs at 12 to 15C.

Tuesday 25/9/18 High pressure persists in the southern half of the UK and Ireland on Tuesday bringing another fair day for most with sunny spells. The northern half will become cloudier as low pressure edges north of Scotland. Rain affecting many western and northern parts of Scotland and Ireland. Highs at 12 to 19C. Wednesday 26/9/18 Little change on Wednesday as higher pressure brings dry weather with sunny spells to southern areas, cloudier skies and some patchy rain in the north. Highs at 12 to 19C.

Seasonal outlook: High pressure September - Not much change for October, Jul 27 - 09:45

*September* The month is expected to be starting warm and dry. Above average temperatures for many. Rain could affect northern areas at times. Southern parts remaining under a ridge of high pressure so dry overall. watch for rain in west. Remaining warm. *October* A warm month. High pressure to the east overall. Dry and warm, perhaps very warm in east. Rain to the west, especially Ireland and western Scotland. Only brief incursions of rain elsewhere. Simon Keeling

Europe forecast: Windy north - Central showers, Sep 18 - 05:43

Few showers in Mediterranean, windy to the north Tuesday Thundery showers affecting the east of Spain on Saturday . Western Spain and Portugal should be dry with sunny spells. Showers in the Balearics. Italy should be mostly dry with sunny spells. Greece and Turkey will be dry with good spells of sunshine to come here. A fine day in France after a cool start. Plenty of sunshine in the Low Countries whilst some cloud and periods of rain affect northern Germany. Polabnd sees an isolated showers with Hungary and Austria also having some showers. Switzerland will be mostly dry in the north but some showers to the south. Showers rain extends into Denmark with some rain too in Sweden. The Baltic States and Finland will have cloud and some periods of showery rain. Showers affecting Norway, these heavy at times.

Wednesday Showers over the east of Spain on Wednesday but dry and warm to the west. Portugal should be fine too with moe sunshine here. Heavy showers or thunderstorms affecting central and northern Italy as well as Sicily. Greece and Turkey should be dry with good spells of sunshine, windy in eastern Turkey. A few afternoon showers or thunderstorms forming in the south of France but the north should be dry all day with good spells of sunshine throughout. The Low Countries and Germany should be dry with good spells of sunshine too and it stays dry and sunny in Poland. Hungary will be dry with more sunshine but showers forming in Austria and Switzerland. Denmark will be dry with sunny spells and it stays fine in the baltic States. Dry and breezy for Finland and Sweden. Norway will be windy and wet with gales in the west.

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