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A complex area of low pressure will remain slow moving to the northeast of Scotland and will maintain a cool, fresh and showery westerly or northwesterly airstream over the United Kingdom for the next two days.

* 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 Fri 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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

    • Wind

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

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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

    • Wind

      Variable becoming westerly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 at first in south, otherwise variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming westerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly westerly or southwesterly, veering northerly for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 3 or 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  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 Fri 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest, 3 or 4, becoming variable for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest backing westerly later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  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 Fri 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers in east.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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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    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northwest backing west later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later in south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, backing west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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

    • Wind

      North or northwest backing west or northwest, 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest for a time, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth later in central areas.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  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 Fri 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in northwest.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4 in north, otherwise westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

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

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

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4 in north, otherwise westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4 in north, otherwise westerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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

    • Wind

      Westerly 2 to 4, veering west to northwest in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, dying out in the afternoon, risk of mist patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in showers or mist.

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

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

  • Wind

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

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

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

23:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

  • Wind

    West or northwest 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers, perhaps thundery.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Jul