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A shallow area of low pressure to the northwest of Scotland will drift northeastwards and fill. A new Atlantic low will move northeastwards to become a slow moving and deep feature to the west of Ireland.

* 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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    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in inner Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 4 at first and again later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwesterly backing southeasterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, veering southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing easterly or southeasterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first and again later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, veering southwesterly, 4 or 5 occasionally 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first and again later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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

    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, backing southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight, but moderate at times in west.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, mainly in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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

    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in Severn estuary, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in Severn estuary, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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

    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth east of Anglesey, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  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 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest backing southeast later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 6, veering south or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight until later in east, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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

    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, then rough or very rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southeasterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, but decreasing 3 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time in south, but decreasing 4 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth at first in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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

    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southeasterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later, but decreasing 3 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 for a time in south, but decreasing 4 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, except near Sutherland, then very rough later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, veering westerly for a time in south, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally thundery, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

    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 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally heavy and thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4 at first in south, otherwise southerly backing southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers dying away.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      West to southwest 2 to 3 to the north of Guernsey and northwest to north in the south, soon becoming variable, then east to southeast 2 to 4 overnight, veering southeast to south 3 to 4 Sunday morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good to very good, perhaps locally moderate Sunday morning.

    17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast to south 3 to 4, soon veering south to southwest, increasing 4 around dawn, occasionally 5 in the west of the area Monday morning, veering southwest to west by evening and decreasing 3 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate in the west for a time on Monday, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers on Monday.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

  • Wind

    Southwesterly backing southerly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
  • Sea State

    Smooth in Severn estuary, otherwise slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

17:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

  • Wind

    Southerly veering southwesterly, 5 or 6.
  • Sea State

    Smooth in Severn estuary, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug