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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 during today.

* 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor for a time in north.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly or northwesterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly westerly or northwesterly, backing southwesterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st 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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    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, but moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st 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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    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming rough for a time in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st Aug

  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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    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Mainly moderate becoming mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd 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.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd 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

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west for a time, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd 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 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west for a time 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 2 to 4, backing west to southwest Guernsey northwards by midday, veering northwest to north this evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate towards evening.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist or fog patches, especially near coasts at first, patchy light drizzle from mid-afternoon, clearing overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, perhaps locally poor or very poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 2 to 3, perhaps occasionally 4 mid-channel, backing west to southwest overnight.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st Aug

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Wed 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 1st Sep

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers, mainly in north.
  • Visibility

    Good.

05:00 UTC Thu 1st Sep – 04:59 UTC Fri 2nd Sep

  • Wind

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

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

    Showers, rain for a time.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor for a time in north.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 31st Aug