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A shallow ridge of high pressure crossing the southeastern half of England during Thursday evening will move away northeastwards overnight. Areas of low pressure will then bring unsettled conditions with showers or longer spells of rain and often gusty winds, especially to western and southern areas.

* 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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    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery at first, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      East or southeast, backing northeast later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southeasterly backing northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 backing east or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4 backing south 4 or 5, then southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southerly, then southeasterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7 backing southeasterly 4 or 5, but becoming variable 3 later in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 at first in east, otherwise southeasterly veering southerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west, decreasing 4 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time later, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, but occasionally 7 for a time near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east, rough or very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, then decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in west, slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

  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

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      South or southeast, becoming cyclonic for a time at first, 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

  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

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 backing southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later except in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, backing northeast 4 or 5 in Solway Firth but becoming variable 3 or 4 elsewhere.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first except in Liverpool Bay, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5 backing south or southeast 5 to 7, then occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6 becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      South backing east or southeast, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      East or southeast backing northeast, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th 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

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      South backing east or southeast, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6 backing northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 at first in north, otherwise southerly backing easterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly backing northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in north, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in north, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7 veering southwest 3 or 4, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in east, otherwise moderate, but occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery at first, fog patches, then becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

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

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

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 05:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, veering southwesterly 3 or 4 in south and west.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first in east, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery at first, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5 at first in north and east, otherwise southwesterly becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers and fog patches at first in north and east, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in north and east, but becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 to 5, locally 3 Jersey southwards this evening, backing southwest to south by midnight, increasing 5 to 6 with gusts to 35kt soon after midnight, perhaps occasionally 7 from morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north and west of the area from morning.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower, then persistent rain spreading in from the west mid afternoon, locally heavy with the risk of thunder.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate to poor in rain.

    18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      South 5 to 6, perhaps occasionally 7 early evening, soon veering southwest and decreasing 4 to 5, backing south by evening, perhaps locally 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, perhaps locally rough in the north at first, with an increasing swell.
    • Weather

      Rain, locally heavy with the risk of thunder, clearing by midnight to isolated showers, then showers becoming more frequent by the afternoon and prolonged by evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain or showers.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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18:00 UTC Thu 20th Jul – 17:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers, mainly in north, then fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

18:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 17:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

  • Wind

    Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Thursday 20th Jul