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Pressure will remain high near southern England whilst a complex area of low pressure near Iceland moves away northeastwards. A weakening cold front will move southeastwards across all areas during Wednesday.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly veering westerly or southwesterly, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in north.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly for a time later, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later in north.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west or southwest later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly, then westerly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly westerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly later, 3 or 4,.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming west or southwest, veering northwest later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th 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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    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming moderate or rough in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but moderate, occasionally rough at first, in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th 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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    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in southwest.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, veering west or southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, veering west or southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 4 or 5, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South veering southwest, then west later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in north, but smooth or slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly, then westerly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later, except in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in south, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, backing south 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight just north of skye, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, veering southwest 5 to 7, then veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly gale force 8

    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6 veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, soon isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate, perhaps poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7 veering west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, increasing later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, soon becoming northwest to west 2 to 4, backing west to southwest Guernsey northwards for a time around midday, perhaps locally 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate towards evening.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist or fog patches, especially near coasts at first, a little drizzle from afternoon, clearing to fair in the northwest later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, perhaps locally poor or very poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 2 to 4, backing west early afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Risk of drizzle and mist patches in the southeast at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, perhaps locally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Aug

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

  • Wind

    South 5 or 6, veering southwest 5 to 7, then veering west 5 or 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain then showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

23:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Aug

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southwesterly gale force 8

23:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

  • Wind

    South 5 or 6 veering southwest 5 to 7.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Rain, soon isolated showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate, perhaps poor at first.

11:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

  • Wind

    Southwest 5 to 7 veering west 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Isolated showers, increasing later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 30th Aug