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A northwesterly flow at first in northeastern areas will soon ease, leaving light and variable winds in all areas. But from later on Monday, unsettled weather will develop as a slow-moving Atlantic low moves in from the west.

* 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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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest veering north 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming southeast 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, backing northeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first offshore.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  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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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  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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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later near St Davids Head.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, veering westerly or northwesterly in west, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  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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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, becoming east or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3, then becoming east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, veering south or southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, becoming east or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in far north, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering south at times, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  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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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, becoming easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, veering southerly for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, becoming east 4 or 5 later near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      Northwest, veering north or northeast, 5 or 6, decreasing 3.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

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

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

    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 11:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 except in far east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    12:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

    • Wind

      North or variable 1 to 3, becoming north to northeast 2 to 4 Monday afternoon,.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Patchy light drizzle at times, especially overnight, isolated showers by midnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor.

    00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

    • Wind

      North to northeast 2 to 3, becoming northwest in the afternoon, then westerly in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers, with a risk of thunder, dying out by afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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00:00 UTC Mon 26th Jun – 23:59 UTC Mon 26th Jun

  • Wind

    Northwest veering north 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in Moray Firth.
  • Weather

    Showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Good.

00:00 UTC Tue 27th Jun – 23:59 UTC Tue 27th Jun

  • Wind

    East or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Monday 26th Jun