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A deep low near the Faeroe Islands will gradually move away into southern Norway over the weekend. This will bring a brisk westerly or northwesterly flow across the British Isles, with gales in northern Scotland until the early hours tomorrow.

* 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

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west or northwest, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first near Orkney.
    • Sea State

      Very rough or high, becoming rough in northwest, slight or moderate, occasionally rough in southeast.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first near Orkney.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      West or northwest, veering north or northeast, 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in northwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near berwick-upon-tweed.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate near berwick-upon-tweed.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Whitby.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly, 5 or 6, decreasing 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  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

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  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

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  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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    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate in Saint Georges Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Moderate at first in Saint Georges Channel, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  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

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel * warning

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly later in the North Channel, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Rough at first in west, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  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

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first in far north, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high at first in far north, becoming mainly moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, then becoming north or northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly Gale Force 8 increasing Severe Gale Force 9 soon. Issued at 2135 UTC on 23 June 2017.

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 23:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest, becoming cyclonic later, 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, becoming north or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally moderate east of shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 4 to 5, occasionally 6 at times this afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, perhaps locally rather rough in the north at times.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain or drizzle and mist patches, clearing overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 4 to 5, decreasing 3 to 4 in the evening, becoming variable 1 to 3 by midnight, then northeasterly by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with a low swell, becoming smooth or slight overnight.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or drizzle and mist, clearing late evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Sat 24th Jun – 11:59 UTC Sun 25th Jun

  • Wind

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

    Slight, occasionally moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain at times.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

12:00 UTC Sun 25th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 24th Jun