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A rather deep low will slowly fill and move northeastwards across the north of Scotland today, bringing unsettled and windy weather to all parts. Winds will gradually ease during Saturday as the filling low continues its journey towards southern Norway.

* 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 Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast, becoming cyclonic later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering southwest later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, veering southwesterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6, occasionally 7 later in Strait of Dover.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in Strait of Dover, veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering westerly later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      West 6 or 7, decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering southwest 6 to gale 8, then veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering southwest 6 to gale 8, then veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering southwest 6 to gale 8, then veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then becoming northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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 Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then becoming northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southeasterly gale force 8 (issued 281801)

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight in sheltered western waters.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor or very poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight in sheltered western waters.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain and drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor at times.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 mid-channel at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, perhaps locally rather rough mid-channel at times.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 4 to 5, perhaps locally 6 in the north at first, veering west to northwest during Saturday morning and decreasing 2 to 4 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, locally rather rough at first, becoming mainly slight Saturday afternoon, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle by Saturday morning clearing early afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, locally moderate to poor in rain or drizzle.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

  • Wind

    East or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Fog patches at first, occasional rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southeasterly gale force 8 (issued 281801)

23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

  • Wind

    Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in south.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, but slight in sheltered western waters.
  • Weather

    Outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Fog patches at first.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor or very poor at first.

11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

  • Wind

    Easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, but slight in sheltered western waters.
  • Weather

    Patchy rain and drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, perhaps poor at times.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug