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The British Isles will lie under a west to northwesterly airflow at first but a ridge of high pressure will gradually encroach across southwestern areas during the next 24 hours.

* 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 Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Orkney, becoming variable 3 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far north and in far south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but occasionally moderate in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but occasionally moderate in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 becoming variable 2 or 3, then becoming south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northwesterly, then backing southwesterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, veering northerly for a time, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering westerly 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest veering north, 3 or 4, then backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Showers in east, fair in west.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering northwesterly for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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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    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first in east.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, then occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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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    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 later except in eastern Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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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    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Variable becoming northwest, then backing southwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then backing south or southeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate, then occasionally poor later in south.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming east or southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4 decreasing 2, then backing east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in North Channel, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate except in southeast.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 at first, then becoming east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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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    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, then becoming variable 2 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but occasionally moderate in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly at first in north and southeasterly later in North Channel, otherwise variable, 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming north or northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, decreasing 3 at times later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming north or northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight except in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul

  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 Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, decreasing 3 at times later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate between Barra and Canna, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough at first in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming north or northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4 at first in far north, otherwise westerly 4 or 5, veering northerly or northwesterly 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth close to lee of east Shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly at first in south, otherwise northerly or northwesterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 2 to 4, veering north or northwest after midnight, then backing west or northwest again on Sunday afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair, then risk of a shower on Sunday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, decreasing 2 or 3 after midnight, backing southwest by Monday morning and increasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair, but becoming cloudy on Monday morning, then rain and drizzle spreading in from the west during Monday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul

Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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17:00 UTC Sat 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 31st Jul

  • Wind

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

    Slight, occasionally smooth at first in east.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

17:00 UTC Sun 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 1st Aug

  • Wind

    West backing southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight becoming moderate, then occasionally rough later.
  • Weather

    Rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Jul