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High pressure at first will slowly decline, but conditions should remain quiet for most. However, it will 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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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in Moray Firth, but rough for a time northwest of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest, backing south later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      West, backing south or southwest, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, veering southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 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 18:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering westerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later near North Foreland.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 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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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later near Isles of Scilly.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 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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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5 at times except in the Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in south and west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 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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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering southwest at times, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate until later near St Davids Head, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 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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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering south or southwest, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate in far north, becoming smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 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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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Rough until later in northwest, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough in northwest, slight or moderate in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle in southeast.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in southeast.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

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

    Strong wind warning

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

    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 05:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in far northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, veering westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4 later in far north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 2 to 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mist patches or haze, especially overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor becoming mainly good.

    18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

    • Wind

      Southeasterly or variable 1 to 3.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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18:00 UTC Sat 21st Jan – 17:59 UTC Sun 22nd Jan

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

18:00 UTC Sun 22nd Jan – 17:59 UTC Mon 23rd Jan

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5 at times except in the Bristol Channel.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in south and west.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 21st Jan