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Low pressure will remain slow moving to the northeast of Scotland throughout. A shallow area of low pressure over Northern Ireland will move eastwards, leaving the United Kingdom in a cool, fresh and showery westerly or northwesterly airstream.

* 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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    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in far north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 for a time in south, otherwise westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      South becoming cyclonic, then north or northwest later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      North backing northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, becoming northwest 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Mainly southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate in southeast.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate occasionally poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in southeast, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate occasionally poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  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

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, veering north or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  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

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, veering north or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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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    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth for a time in sheltered north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, the north or northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north and in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor, becoming good later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, becoming good later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4, backing west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  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

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good later.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming north 4 or 5, then backing northwest.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time in south, otherwise mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers clearing later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 4 to 5, locally 3 near the French coast, perhaps occasionally 6 this afternoon, veering west this evening, decreasing 3 to 4 overnight, locally 5 in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain or drizzle, mist and fog patches this afternoon clearing this evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor or very poor becoming mainly good this evening.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      West to southwest 3 to 4, locally 5 early Friday afternoon, veering west to northwest in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain clearing Saturday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul

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

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

  • Wind

    Cyclonic becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain, fair later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good later.

11:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

  • Wind

    Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Jul