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Low pressure will bring very unsettled conditions to all areas with strong winds, especially in the south and west.

* 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Cyclonic at first near Orkney, otherwise west backing southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first and again later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first near Orkney, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first near Orkney, becoming good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast backing east 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, then backing southeast.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable, mainly south, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, backing southerly 5 or 6, then southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at times in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south for a time, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly * warning

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8, veering west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest veering northwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time in southwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest becoming cyclonic 5 to 7, becoming north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time in southwest, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel * warning

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6 backing east 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate, then smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

  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

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, occasionally poor later.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, backing southeast 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, becoming variable or east 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, mainly southeasterly in east and easterly in north, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

  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

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      East backing northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in far north and in far south, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in far north, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in far north.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly backing northeasterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far north and in far south, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st 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

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight at times near Sutherland, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in far north, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in far north.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly backing northeasterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or very poor, becoming good.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

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

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

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 11:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers with fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or very poor, becoming mainly good later.

    12:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest backing southeast, 4 or 5
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest to south 5 to 6 with gusts to 35kt , locally 4 south of jersey at first, perhaps occasionally 7 with gusts to 40kt late afternoon, veering southwest and decreasing 4 to 5 by late evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, locally slight to moderate in the southeast of the area at first.
    • Weather

      Persistent rain spreading in from the west mid afternoon, locally heavy with the risk of thunder, clearing by midnight.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate to poor in rain.

    00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest to south 4 to 5, locally 6, veering southwest to west early evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, perhaps locally rough with an increasing swell.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers, perhaps heavy and prolonged.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate to poor in showers.

    Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong wind warning

00:00 UTC Fri 21st Jul – 23:59 UTC Fri 21st Jul

  • Wind

    Southwesterly 3 or 4, backing southerly 5 or 6, then southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth at times in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

00:00 UTC Sat 22nd Jul – 23:59 UTC Sat 22nd Jul

  • Wind

    Southeasterly veering southerly 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 00:00 UTC on Friday 21st Jul