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A large, but fairly slack area of low pressure is anchored to the west of Ireland, dragging some warm and humid air northwards, bringing a risk of thundery rain or showers, and a few fog patches.

* 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6, occasionally 7 for a time around Orkney.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Rain later, perhaps thundery, fog patches developing in Caithness.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor later, and very poor in caithness for a time.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering west 3 or 4, decreasing 2 and becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers with fog patches developing in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor in north.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering west or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor in north.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering west 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times and becoming cyclonic later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, but thundery showers later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor in north.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming west, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times and becoming cyclonic later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming southwesterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5, veering westerly and increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, occasional drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      East veering west 4 or 5, occasionally 6, but cyclonic 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd 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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    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      East veering west 4 or 5, but cyclonic 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight in Lyme Bay.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, becoming good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers, but mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd 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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    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering west, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first and again later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd 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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    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering west, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor for a time.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers or rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering west or southwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but smooth in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, thundery for a time in north.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor in north.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering west or southwest, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers developing, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, then decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd 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

    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, veering south or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers or rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd Aug

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, veering southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, turning thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time, becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd Aug

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, veering southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, turning thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time, becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally poor.
    • Weather

      Rain later, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd Aug

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

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

    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 05:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, perhaps thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      East to southeast 3 to 4, occasionally 5, perhaps 6 mid-channel at first, veering west to northwest 4 to 5 around midnight, occasionally 6 until dawn, decreasing 3 to 4 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, becoming moderate for a time in the morning, perhaps occasionally rather rough.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers at first and a risk of thunder mist and fog patches by late evening, clearing around dawn.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, becoming poor to very poor for a time overnight.

    18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 to 4, decreasing 2 to 3 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers overnight, dying out early morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd Aug

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Tue 22nd Aug – 17:59 UTC Wed 23rd Aug

  • Wind

    Southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6, occasionally 7 for a time around Orkney.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, but slight in Moray Firth.
  • Weather

    Rain later, perhaps thundery, fog patches developing in Caithness.
  • Visibility

    Good occasionally poor later, and very poor in caithness for a time.

18:00 UTC Wed 23rd Aug – 17:59 UTC Thu 24th Aug

  • Wind

    Southeast 5 or 6, veering west 3 or 4, decreasing 2 and becoming variable later.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
  • Weather

    Rain then showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday 22nd Aug