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The British Isles will lie under a west to northwesterly airflow at first but a ridge of high pressure will gradually move across southwestern areas. Showers will affect many areas at times, with a frontal system bringing rain to southwestern areas on Monday.

* 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 Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, possibly thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far north and in far south, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far north and far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly, becoming variable, then becoming southerly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing southeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming mainly moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4, then becoming southwesterly 4 or 5 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, backing southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming mainly moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northerly, 3 or 4, backing westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming mainly moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      North, backing west or southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming mainly moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st 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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    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, backing westerly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, then backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming mainly moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul

  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

    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west or southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, occasionally 6 at first in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair, rain later in west.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in west.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, or very poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st 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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    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming mainly moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing south or southeast, then veering southwest, 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, or very poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwest, 3 or 4, becoming east or southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain mainly in south, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, or very poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west or southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwest, 3 or 4, backing east or southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southeasterly, then backing easterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain in south, fog patches later in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south, or very poor later in south.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st 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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    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st 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

    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, possibly thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate becoming rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 4, backing northwest to west this afternoon, locally 5 near the French coast for a time, decreasing 2 to 3 overnight and backing west to southwest by morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair periods. Slight risk of a shower at first this morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate in any showers at first.

    05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 2 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 in the afternoon, locally 6 in the north and west of the area from mid afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell, increasing moderate to rather rough by evening.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain spreading in from the west in the afternoon. Fog patches developing by morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor in the afternoon and very poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in far north.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers, possibly thundery at first.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor at first.

05:00 UTC Mon 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 2nd Aug

  • Wind

    Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 in south.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north.
  • Weather

    Showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 31st Jul