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A deep and slow-moving area of low pressure centred to the west of Ireland will bring unsettled and windy conditions to much of the British Isles, particularly to the north 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

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7 becoming variable 3 or 4, then south or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in east, decreasing 4 at times in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then veering south later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Rain at times then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, decreasing 4 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7 veering southwest 4 or 5, then backing south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 veering south or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6 veering southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in east, then decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first in east, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  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

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west, but very rough later near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in east, rough or very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  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

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 at first in Bristol Channel, otherwise south veering southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate in east, moderate becoming rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first near Pembrokeshire.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in east, rough or very rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  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

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly or southwesterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first, increasing 7 at times later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  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

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south or southwest, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Liverpool Bay, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south or southwest, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8 veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers for a time at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south or southwest, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time, then perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8 veering southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  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

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 veering south 4 or 5, then increasing 6 or 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South 6 to gale 8 veering southwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, veering south 4 or 5 for a time, then perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough, then very rough later near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, veering southerly for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in north, perhaps gale 8 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 to gale 8, but 4 or 5 at first in north, then veering southwesterly.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  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

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, veering southerly for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally 4 in north, perhaps gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 6 to gale 8, but 4 or 5 at first in north, then veering southwesterly.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4 increasing 6 or 7, then decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd 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 Sun 2nd Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5 backing east 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate, but rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain spreading from south.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      East 5 to 7 veering southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain clearing away.
    • Visibility

      Mainly moderate becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, perhaps locally 6 mid-channel, decreasing 1 to 3 around midday and becoming variable or westerly in the afternoon, increasing 4 or 5 late Monday evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the south to moderate in the north, increasing rather rough mid channel Monday evening.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or drizzle after dawn, clearing late Monday evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor in rain or drizzle.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, locally 6 mid-channel, decreasing 3 or 4 by Tuesday evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, with swell, locally rough for a time mid-channel.
    • Weather

      Risk of patchy light rain or drizzle in the north Tuesday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor in any rain or drizzle.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug

Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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23:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

  • Wind

    South veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Sunday 2nd Aug