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A slow-moving area of low pressure lying over the southern North Sea will move away slowly eastwards allowing a north to northwesterly airflow to become established across the British inshore waters. Then later on Monday and during Tuesday a ridge of high pressure will encroach from the west.

* 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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    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east, becoming variable 2 at times in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4 at first in east, otherwise variable 3 or less, becoming easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 in St Andrews Bay and Firth of Forth.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then veering southeast later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, backing northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4 at first in south, otherwise northerly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in south, otherwise mainly moderate, but becoming rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly westerly 3 or 4 becoming northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then becoming fair in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first in east, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northwesterly becoming southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first to west of Land's End, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later in west.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in Bristol Channel, decreasing 3 at times in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly in west, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in west.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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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    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south, then becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less, then southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 except in southeast, occasionally 6 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in North Channel, becoming variable 3 or less, then southeasterly 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th 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

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6 at first except in Firth of Clyde, otherwise variable 3 or 4, then becoming southerly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south, becoming variable 2 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in south, becoming variable 2, then southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight to the south of Skye, otherwise slight occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northeast, becoming variable later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northeast, becoming variable later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul

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

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

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later in south and east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far north, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, perhaps occasionally 6 until midday.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough.
    • Weather

      Risk of showers until mid morning, mainly near the Normandy coast.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in any showers.

    00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4, perhaps occasionally 5 at first, decreasing 2 to 4 by mid morning, then backing west by midday and southwest by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, decreasing slight or moderate by midday.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul

Shetland Isles

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00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

  • Wind

    North 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

00:00 UTC Tue 25th Jul – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Jul

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul

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

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

00:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 11:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

  • Wind

    North 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming slight later in south and east.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

12:00 UTC Mon 24th Jul – 23:59 UTC Mon 24th Jul

  • Wind

    North 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate in far north, otherwise slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 24th Jul