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A low currently centred to the northwest of Scotland will merge with a developing low moving in from the Southwest Approaches, to become a complex area of low pressure centred over the middle of the British Isles on Saturday.

* 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5, then cyclonic later in south, but occasionally 6 later in far northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight in southeast, but moderate in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in southeast, but moderate or rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming south 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South becoming variable 3 or 4, then northeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in north, otherwise southwesterly backing southerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South, becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, backing southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly backing southeasterly 3 or 4, then veering southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5, then veering southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming west 3 or 4, then veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, backing south or southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, then becoming west or northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  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 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Anglesey, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first near Anglesey.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north 4 or 5, then backing northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeast 4 or 5, then backing northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later in south and west.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, becoming variable in northwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in southeast.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming north 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, becoming variable in north, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in North Channel, becoming smooth in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming north 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      West veering north 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in south and west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5 in north, occasionally 6 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in south, otherwise northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth at first in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  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 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5 in north, occasionally 6 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in south, otherwise northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first in south, but occasionally rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest veering northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

    For coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest veering northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, backing southerly 2 or 3 by midday, locally variable 1 or 2 Jersey southwards in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, risk of shower in the west by late afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or variable 1 to 3, becoming south 4 occasionally 5 overnight, veering west or northwest 4 or 5 by evening.
    • Sea State

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

      Scattered showers from mid-evening, becoming isolated by mid-morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate or poor in showers.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul