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High pressure will slowly decline, but conditions should remain relatively quiet in all areas. However, the weather is expected to become rather more unsettled across northern and western areas.

* 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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    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in east, but occasionally rough northwest of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest, occasionally northwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in east, but rough for a time later west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest at times, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, veering southerly or southwesterly, then veering westerly for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, veering westerly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  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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    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  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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    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  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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    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      South or southeast, veering southwest at times later, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate near St Davids Head, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate at first near St Davids Head, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering south later, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      South or southeast, occasionally southwest later, 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first near Mull of Kintyre and later in far north, becoming smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  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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    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate at first near Mull of Kintyre, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later in shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west at times, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times, then increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  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

    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest, veering west at times, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times, then increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in northeast, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough in northwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in southeast.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: None.

    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 23:59 UTC Sat 21st Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 at first in northeast, otherwise 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    00:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in southeast, rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      Southeasterly or variable 2 to 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 2 to 3, occasionally 4, becoming easterly or variable overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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12:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 11:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

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

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

12:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 11:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
  • Sea State

    Moderate in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan