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The pressure pattern will remain slack across the United Kingdom during the next few days, with many areas experiencing showers at times, some of which will be thundery.

* 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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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming east or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in north, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then becoming variable mainly southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly east 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      East veering southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northeast 2 or 3, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast becoming variable 2 or 3, then becoming southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, decreasing 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or thundery showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast becoming variable 3 or 4, decreasing 2 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers with fog patches, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming easterly or northeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then thundery showers, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then becoming variable.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers with fog patches, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate for a time later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers and fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th 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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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in east.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first near the Isles of Scilly, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in east.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th 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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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northerly, becoming northwesterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near Cornwall.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in east.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5 decreasing 2 or 3, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first in east, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in east.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

  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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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly north 2 or 3, occasionally 4 at first, then becoming northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 2 or 3 backing southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest becoming variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming south or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southeasterly 3 or less, occasionally 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

  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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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southeast 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4 becoming variable mainly southeast 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, smooth or slight in north.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight at first in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5 backing southeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but moderate at first in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest 2 to 4, locally variable overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Scattered thundery showers, some mist or fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to very poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or variable 1 to 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, perhaps locally moderate, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated thundery showers, some mist or fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, locally poor or very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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17:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

  • Wind

    South 4 or 5 backing southeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair then showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 24th Aug