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An area of low pressure and associated frontal systems will bring a risk of rain or thundery showers to many areas, although this should gradually clear eastwards through Sunday as a ridge of high pressure builds in from the west on Sunday night and into 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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    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast, becoming variable later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming west, then backing southwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East, becoming variable, mainly northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in south.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming south later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or thundery showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East or northeast, becoming cyclonic, then northwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly, becoming cyclonic, then southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in east.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering northwest, then backing west later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th 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

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering northwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th 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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    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly at first in north, otherwise southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate west of porthcawl, occasionally very rough for a time near Lands End.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight throughout in inner Bristol Channel, otherwise moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th 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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    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East, backing north, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, then backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west, then southwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in southeast.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th 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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    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly, backing northwesterly later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, backing westerly 3 or 4, then backing southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4, then backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in east, then occasionally moderate later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north, then variable later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southwest, 3 or 4, then backing south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest, 3 or 4, then backing south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest, backing east or northeast, 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain, mainly in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly backing easterly or southeasterly 3, but 4 for a time in far southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later, mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly becoming variable 3 or less, then northerly or northeasterly 3 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, mainly in east, isolated showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 2 to 4, backing southwest and increasing 4 to 5 around midnight, then 5 to 6 by dawn, veering west by evening, locally 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight increasing moderate overnight, locally rather rough in the north and west.
    • Weather

      Isolated thundery showers mist and a risk of fog patches, clearing around dawn.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, perhaps locally poor or very poor overnight.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 at first, veering northwest overnight and decreasing 3 to 4 by dawn, then 2 to 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, decreasing slight to moderate by dawn, then smooth or slight later, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, clearing overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in showers.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug

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

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17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

  • Wind

    East or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming northwest 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers for a time.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

  • Wind

    Northwest, backing southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 27th Aug