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A deep area of low pressure centred to the west of Ireland will move slowly northeast to lie just west of Scotland by 1800 Tuesday. This will bring unsettled and windy conditions to much of the British Isles, particularly to the north and west.

* 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, then occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time in east.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  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

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in west, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  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

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, decreasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  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

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing southeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  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

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time, then backing southeasterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest, backing southeast later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast, veering southwest later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, backing southeast later, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  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

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, backing southeasterly later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly, veering southwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, mainly in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, occasionally very rough at first, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first in south, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  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

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, but 4 at first in north, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, decreasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, then decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd 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 Mon 3rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, but 7 at first in northeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly or variable 2 to 4, becoming generally southwest to west and increasing 4 to 5 by midnight, perhaps 6 mid-channel tomorrow morning, then locally variable 1 to 3 in the south of the area late afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough mid-channel in the morning.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or drizzle, clearing overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in rain or drizzle.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 4 to 5, locally variable 1 to 3 in the south of the area, becoming generally southerly and decreasing 2 to 4 overnight, increasing 4 to 5 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the south to rather rough in the north, with swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain spreading from the west after midnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

  • Wind

    Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, but 4 at first in north, occasionally gale 8 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

  • Wind

    Southerly or southwesterly 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, decreasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Rough, becoming moderate later.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug