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High pressure to the northeast of Scotland will move away steadily northeastwards during the rest of today and tomorrow, while a deepening complex Atlantic low becomes slow-moving close to the west of Ireland.

* 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south or southwest, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, veering southerly or southwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough west of Lands End.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but rough or very rough west of Lizard Point.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, veering south or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering south or southwest, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough for a time in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast 6 or 7, veering south 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South 6 or 7, veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, veering southwesterly for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in North Channel, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, veering southwesterly for a time, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in North Channel, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times, veering southwest 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in southwest.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in southwest.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil at time of issue.

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East 3 or 4 backing southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in southwest.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in southwest.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast to south 5, occasionally 6, soon veering southwest to west, decreasing mainly 4 by midnight, backing southerly late morning and decreasing 2 to 4, veering west again late afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in the north, slight in the south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle, persistent at times, clearing after midnight, risk of a shower late Thursday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, becoming good early Thursday.

    17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 2 to 4, very soon veering southwest to west, increasing mainly 4 Friday morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell, locally moderate in the north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first and a risk of showers later Friday.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

  • Wind

    Southeast veering southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally rough west of Lands End.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

17:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate, but rough or very rough west of Lizard Point.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug