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A low pressure system to the north of Scotland will remain slow moving, with a mainly slack pressure pattern over the British Isles. There is the risk of some thundery showers both over northern Scotland, and moving up from the south into England.

* 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or southeast, becoming cyclonic later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing east or southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing southeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast, backing north or northeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, veering southwesterly, then veering northwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later offshore.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later in north.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, veering southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming westerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      West, veering east or northeast, then veering west later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming east or northeast, then veering southwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west later, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming mainly east or southeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers in far east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in far east.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time in far southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing east or northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East or northeast, becoming variable, then becoming north later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing east or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or southeast, veering west or northwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing east or northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or southeast, veering west or northwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, becoming variable, then becoming east or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  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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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable, then becoming mainly southeasterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming northerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing east or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or northeast, backing north later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south then becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in far south.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south then becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 at first in south, otherwise variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, but variable 3 or less in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain dying out.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      North to northeast 3 to 4, locally 5, becoming variable 1 to 3 by dawn, then westerly 2 to 4 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate in the south until dawn.
    • Weather

      Isolated thundery showers. Some mist or fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor, perhaps very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      West 2 to 4, backing southwest and increasing 4 to 5 overnight, locally 6, decreasing 3 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate by afternoon, locally rather rough later.
    • Weather

      Isolated thundery showers. Mist or fog patches, clearing during the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor or very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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17:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers at first, rain later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

17:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

  • Wind

    Variable, mainly east or southeast, becoming cyclonic later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers, thundery later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug