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A large area of low pressure moving northeastwards between Iceland and Scotland will bring unsettled and breezy conditions to the whole of the United Kingdom during the next few days. A further area of low pressure will develop in northern areas on Thursday night and move out into the North Sea.

* 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times, occasionally 7 at first in far west, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in northwest, becoming smooth in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming westerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 in far east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at first in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times, but occasionally 7 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at times in Bristol Channel, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first, veering westerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, then west 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Aug

  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

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, then westerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic, then west later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, becoming cyclonic 6 to gale 8, then west 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in far west, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in far south, becoming smooth later in central areas.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in central areas, becoming rough later in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th 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

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in far west, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at first in far east, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Aug

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

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

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 17th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

    • Wind

      South to southwest 3 to 4, locally 5 at times this morning, perhaps variable 2 in the south for a time this afternoon, veering west 4 to 5 this evening, locally 6 in the north.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north this morning, increasing moderate to rather rough overnight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle and rain, perhaps heavy in the south at times, with mist and the risk of fog patches, clearing by midnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, becoming good this evening.

    06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 5, locally 6 mainly in the north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, locally rough in the north, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Aug

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Thu 17th Aug – 05:59 UTC Fri 18th Aug

  • Wind

    Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering west 5 to 7 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers, thundery later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

06:00 UTC Fri 18th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sat 19th Aug

  • Wind

    West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers, thundery at first.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Thursday 17th Aug