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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. This will 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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    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, becoming variable, then becoming westerly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6 later, occasionally 7 later in far west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      East, backing north or northeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in east, veering northwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly westerly or northwesterly at first, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first offshore in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west or northwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in south and west.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west or northwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th 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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    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west or northwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, but becoming variable for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west or northwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th 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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    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly westerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast, backing north or northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, backing west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      North or northeast, backing northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, backing west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, becoming variable 3 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th 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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    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeasterly, backing northwesterly, but becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, backing southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Aug

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north, backing west later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, backing south or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Aug

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north, backing west later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, backing south or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east, backing west or northwest later, 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

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

    • Wind

      East backing northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast backing northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 6, veering west late afternoon and decreasing 4 to 5, further veering northwest overnight and decreasing 3 to 4 around dawn.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rather rough at times, locally rough.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, dying out in the evening. Risk of mist patches after midnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, perhaps locally poor after midnight.

    05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 2 to 4, becoming variable or westerly overnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming mainly slight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Aug

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Sun 28th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 29th Aug

  • Wind

    Northeast, backing north or northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, backing west 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor at first.

05:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 28th Aug