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During the next couple of days an area of low pressure will develop and then remain slow-moving near Scotland.

* 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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    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      East or southeast becoming variable at times, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near Orkney and caithness.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near Orkney and caithness.
    • Weather

      Fog banks becoming fog patches, rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches until later near Orkney.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later near Orkney.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5 at times in far north.
    • Sea State

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

      Fog banks becoming fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time in south.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming west or northwest 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers in south, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming northwesterly 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at times, mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west, becoming variable 2 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  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 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable becoming west or northwest later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  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 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming west or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  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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    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northwest later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable becoming west or northwest later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming west later, 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable becoming west or northwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  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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    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable becoming mainly westerly or southwesterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest becoming cyclonic, then becoming north later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later south of skye.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in north, otherwise mainly fair then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor at times in north.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, then becoming northerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate south of skye, slight north of skye.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  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 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in north, otherwise mainly fair then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor at times in north.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, then becoming northerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in south, slight in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog banks becoming fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

    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 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog banks becoming fog patches. Showers later in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      North to northwest 2 or 3, increasing 3 to 4 by early afternoon, backing northwest to west in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West to northwest 3 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

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

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23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

  • Wind

    Variable becoming mainly westerly or southwesterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

23:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

  • Wind

    Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul