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Pressure will continue to build across all areas with a large area of high pressure becoming centred over southern Scandinavia. Several quiet days are now expected.

* 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 Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 near Cape Wrath, becoming variable 3 or 4 at times in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, moderate, occasionally rough at first, in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in east.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    05:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Mainly southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north veering east, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northerly veering easterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly veering northeasterly, then easterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming mainly east or northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 around headlands.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  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 Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later near headlands.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in far west, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 around headlands.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but moderate at times near headlands and in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  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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    05:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  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 Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly east or northeast, 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in far south, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    05:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming mainly southeast 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southerly or southwesterly 3 or less, increasing 4 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southerly or southeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  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 Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southerly or southwesterly 3 or less, increasing 4 at times in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southerly or southeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    05:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southerly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  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 Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but moderate or rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    05:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 16:59 UTC Tue 2nd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, but 4 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in northwest at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

    • Wind

      Northerly 1 to 3, veering northeast to east this morning, backing northeast to north for a time this afternoon, increasing 2 to 4 by evening, veering east overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Any drizzle and mist patches at first clearing, mist or fog patches near the French coast Wednesday morning.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, locally moderate to very poor in any drizzle, mist or fog patches.

    05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

    • Wind

      East 3 to 4, backing northeast by noon, perhaps locally 5 late Wednesday afternoon and evening, veering east overnight.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Early morning mist or fog patches near the French coast at first and perhaps later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, locally moderate to very poor in mist or fog patches.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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05:00 UTC Tue 2nd Sep – 04:59 UTC Wed 3rd Sep

  • Wind

    Variable, mainly east or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later near headlands.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally rough at first in far west, otherwise slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

05:00 UTC Wed 3rd Sep – 04:59 UTC Thu 4th Sep

  • Wind

    East or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 around headlands.
  • Sea State

    Slight, but moderate at times near headlands and in far west.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 2nd Sep