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Low pressure over Scotland will move away slowly eastwards and fill, allowing pressure to gradually build across the United Kingdom from the south. However, weakening weather fronts will round the northern side of the developing high pressure during Sunday and Monday.

* 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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    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest, becoming variable, then south later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then veering west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  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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    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5, then veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in far west, otherwise mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  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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    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6, then veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in Bristol Channel, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  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

    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      West veering northwest for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      West to northwest 4 or 5, backing west or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5, veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, veering southwest 4 or 5, then veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  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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    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, then veering northwesterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing south later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6 veering southwest 4 or 5, then northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but mainly moderate in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  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

    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight near Sutherland, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, backing northeast 4 or 5, then veering southeast later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 or 6, backing northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally heavy.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      West to southwest 4 to 5, perhaps 6 in the north at first, soon veering west to northwest decreasing 3 to 4 Sunday morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate decreasing mainly slight by morning.
    • Weather

      A little patchy rain or drizzle clearing by late afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in rain or drizzle.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 2 to 4, backing west to southwest overnight.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Risk of a little rain or drizzle Monday morning.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug