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A developing frontal system will bring the risk of rain or thundery showers across parts of southern and central Britain on Saturday, whilst the north remains mostly dry. Then showery for many on Sunday, before a ridge of high pressure settles things down from the west later.

* 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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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly becoming variable, mainly southeasterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southeasterly 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming east or northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6, later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, becoming slight in south.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, veering westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3, then southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast veering southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, then veering southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times in east, veering southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming later in far west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers in east, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in east.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at first east of the Lizard, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in Bristol Channel, then veering south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair, then thundery showers in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later in east.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering northwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in Bristol Channel, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East becoming variable, mainly north or northwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate south of the Lleyn Peninsula.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast backing northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, backing east or northeast 2 or 3, then veering southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers at first in east, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first in east.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough for a time in far south and in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 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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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing southwest 3 or 4, then backing southeast 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 backing southeast 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 to 4, locally 5, becoming variable 1 to 3 in the morning, then westerly 2 to 4 by evening, increasing mainly 4 later.
    • 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.

    23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 5, locally 6 by morning, veering west and decreasing 3 to 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate during the morning, locally rather rough by afternoon.
    • Weather

      Isolated thundery showers mist or fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor or very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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23:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

  • Wind

    Northeast veering southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, then veering southwest later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair then thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

23:00 UTC Sat 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 28th Aug

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers then fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 26th Aug