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A low currently centred to the west of Scotland will merge with a developing low moving in from the Southwest Approaches to become a slow moving and complex area of low pressure across the United Kingdom by Saturday.

* 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 Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5 in north, variable becoming northeasterly 3 or 4 in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7, but veering east 4 or 5 later near Aberdeenshire.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times, becoming northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast veering east, then becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, but becoming variable 2 for a time overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast, backing northeast for a time, 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally variable 2 at first, then backing northeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4 veering southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, but becoming variable 2 or 3 for a time overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly veering southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times, veering westerly 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable mainly southeast 2 or 3 for a time, then increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6 veering west 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  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

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 at first, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  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

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, becoming cyclonic then west 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  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

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3, then becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 becoming westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st 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 Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6 for a time at first in south, otherwise variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8, then becoming west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north or northeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      North or northeast 5 or 6 backing west or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times, becoming north or northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in east.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5 backing west or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st 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 Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, becoming north or northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5 backing northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, becoming north 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or thundery showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate in south, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st 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 Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight between Barra and Canna, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first between Barra and Canna, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic mainly northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in south and east, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st 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 Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly becoming cyclonic 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in north and west later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in southeast.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, perhaps thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, but 3 or 4 in south and east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in southeast.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, perhaps thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, becoming south or southeast 4 or 5 around midnight, and gusty near showers, veering west by mid-morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, increasing moderate on Saturday.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers from early evening, locally heavy with the risk of thunder after midnight, clearing by mid-morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate or poor in showers.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4 by dawn, backing southwest 2 or 3 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, decreasing slight on Sunday.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers from late afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate or poor in showers.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

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

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

  • Wind

    South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3, then becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

  • Wind

    Cyclonic 4 or 5 becoming westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in north.
  • Weather

    Rain or thundery showers, becoming fair later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug