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A slow moving area of low pressure to the northwest of Scotland will gradually drift southeastwards and fill during the next couple of days. However, a warm front will edge northwards across southeastern areas later today and during Sunday.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6, occasionally 7 at times near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering northwest later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming variable later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      South becoming variable 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly, then backing northeasterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, then backing northeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south, then becoming variable later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th Aug

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south, 3 or 4, then becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 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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    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight in east, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northeasterly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 in south later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in southwest, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming variable later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasional poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest veering north later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th Aug

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

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

    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west and later in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight at first in south and east.
    • Weather

      Showers at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly 2 to 4, locally south guernsey northwards at first, backing northeast to north in the afternoon and increasing 4, occasionally 5, for a time from late afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate by evening.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers from dawn.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 to 4, perhaps 5 mid channel from afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, perhaps moderate mid channel from afternoon, with a low swell at first.
    • Weather

      Showers or some longer spells of rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th Aug

Isle of Man

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Fri 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 29th Aug

  • Wind

    Southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, becoming slight later.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

23:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Isolated showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 28th Aug