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During the next couple of days an area of low pressure will develop and then remain slow-moving near Scotland.

* 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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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near Orkney and Caithness but becoming variable 2 at times in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near Orkney and Caithness.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      East or southeast becoming variable, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, decreasing 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches then banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, occasionally good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, but becoming southwesterly 5 at times later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, mainly later, fog patches until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northeast 2 or 3, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Northeast becoming variable 2 or 3, occasionally westerly 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, mainly later, fog patches until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches until later, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate near Norfolk.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time in south, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later near Norfolk.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, showers, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally northeasterly 5 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in east.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally westerly 5 near headlands.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near headlands.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5 for a time at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  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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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming west or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  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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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  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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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally northerly 5 at first, decreasing 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally easterly 5 at first, decreasing 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming west or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  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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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming mainly south 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches for a time in north, rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor at times in north.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4 veering westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic then northerly.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight just north of Skye, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming mainly south 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth near Sutherland.
    • Weather

      Fog patches for a time in north, rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor at times in north.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4 veering westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic then northerly.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      East or northeast veering south or southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches then fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

    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.

    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 25th Jul

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, later veering southeast.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, backing north this afternoon, becoming northwest or variable 1 to 3 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 2 or 3, increasing 3 or 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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11:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

  • Wind

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

    Slight, occasionally smooth in east.
  • Weather

    Showers then fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

11:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less becoming west or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul