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Low pressure centred well to the northwest of Ireland will move slowly east-northeastwards, passing over northwestern Scotland during Friday as a filling feature. This will maintain the current spell of unsettled and rather windy weather for the next couple of days.

* 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, fog patches for a time in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor for a time in east.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first near Rattray Head, becoming slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 5 or 6,.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Mainly south 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate,.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, but increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, otherwise mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, otherwise mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming rough west of Lizard Point, then very rough later near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight in Bristol Channel, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in Bristol Channel, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough at first in north, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7 veering west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5 increasing 6 to gale 8, veering southwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 4, backing southeasterly 6 to gale 8, then becoming cyclonic, mainly westerly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic at first in north, otherwise westerly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, backing easterly, then becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough south of skye.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight north of skye, moderate or rough to south of skye.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, backing easterly, then becoming cyclonic later, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming westerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in east, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southeast Gale 8 issued 2128 UTC 27th August

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight at first in east.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in southeast.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor becoming good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest to south 3 to 4, locally 5 in the north at first, soon veering southwest to west, increasing 4 to 5 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough mid-channel at times.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers from mid-afternoon, clearing before midnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in showers.

    11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 4 to 5, decreasing 3 to 4 Saturday morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate with a low swell, locally rather rough mid-channel.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy perhaps a little rain Saturday morning.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

  • Wind

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

    Moderate, becoming rough west of Lizard Point, then very rough later near the Isles of Scilly.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

11:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

  • Wind

    Southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 28th Aug