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The very warm and humid air of the past few days will be replaced by a much fresher and strengthening flow of air from the Atlantic by this weekend.

* 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 Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far northwest, veering southwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at first in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming rough later in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in north.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, but moderate or rough in north, occasionally very rough in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, but rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, veering south 4 or 5, then veering southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Jun

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Jun

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    12:00 UTC Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Jun

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    12:00 UTC Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first, rain later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in north, and later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Jun

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly 4 or 5, then backing southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Jun

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    12:00 UTC Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Jun

  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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    12:00 UTC Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Jun

  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

    12:00 UTC Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Jun

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Jun

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing west or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4, backing southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, then veering southwesterly later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Jun

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 6 to gale 8, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle at times, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in central areas.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd 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 Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 6 to gale 8, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Jun

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair at first, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Jun

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southerly Gale 8 expected later. Issued at 22/0935 UTC.

    12:00 UTC Thu 22nd Jun – 23:59 UTC Thu 22nd Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Jun

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    12:00 UTC Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 to 4, occasionally 5 north of Guernsey from this evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate in the north overnight.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches in the east very soon clearing then fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

    • Wind

      West to southwest 4 to 5, locally 3 south of Jersey.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the south to moderate in the north.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist or fog patches and a little rain Saturday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, moderate to poor or very poor Saturday morning.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Jun

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 Thu 22nd Jun – 11:59 UTC Fri 23rd Jun

  • Wind

    Northwest 3 or 4, backing west or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
  • Weather

    Fair at first, then occasional rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

12:00 UTC Fri 23rd Jun – 11:59 UTC Sat 24th Jun

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair at first, then showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Thursday 22nd Jun