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An area of low pressure currently centred between Shetland and Norway will gradually lose its identity. Meanwhile a ridge of high pressure will edge northeastwards across the United Kingdom during Sunday, although this will be followed by a warm front spreading rain eastwards across southern areas, mainly during the afternoon and evening.

* 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

    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6 veering north or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near northern Orkney.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest becoming variable, 3 or 4, then becoming east 4 or 5 later except near Orkney.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming east, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable mainly southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southwesterly becoming southerly or southeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in south.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly becoming cyclonic, 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time, then becoming variable 1 or 2 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to very poor later.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5 veering west or southwest 3 or 4, then becoming variable 1 or 2 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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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    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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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    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West backing south 4 or 5, decreasing 2 or 3 for a time at first, then veering southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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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    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 decreasing 2 or 3, then backing south 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming south or southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Drizzle and fog patches, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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

    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 2 or 3, then east or southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering south or southwest later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 backing southwest 3 or 4, then backing southeast later, decreasing 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering south or southwest later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering south later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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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    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming east or southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Mainly east or southeast 4 or 5, but variable mainly east 3 or 4 in shelter.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming east or northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, veering southeasterly in south, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming east or northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, veering southeasterly in south, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in west, slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 11:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate just to the east of Shetland, otherwise moderate occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate just to the east of Shetland, and rough at first in far north, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, backing southwesterly 2 to 4 in the morning, then increasing 4 or 5 by evening, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rather rough in the north at first and again later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle spreading from the west in the afternoon, mist or fog patches in the evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor, perhaps very poor.

    00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering westerly 3 or 4 by morning, becoming variable 1 to 3 in the afternoon, then becoming easterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, decreasing smooth or slight in the afternoon, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, with mist or fog patches, clearing Monday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor or very poor, becoming mainly good Monday afternoon.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

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

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00:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 23:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

  • Wind

    West 4 or 5 decreasing 2 or 3, then backing south 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or drizzle later.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

00:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 23:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

  • Wind

    Cyclonic becoming south or southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Drizzle and fog patches, becoming mainly fair later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug