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As a shallow area of low pressure over western Scotland losing its identity, a new developing low in the Southwest Approaches will move north to be over Scotland by midday Sunday, before drifting away northwards on Monday.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      In north, northeasterly 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6, in south, variable 3 or 4 becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough north and west of Orkney.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming mainly moderate, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      North becoming cyclonic then west or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight or moderate in Moray Firth at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming south 4 or 5, then veering southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming south 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7, then veering southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Mainly south or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Mainly southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4 increasing mainly 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 increasing mainly 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing mainly 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, occasionally 5, veering southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in western Solent for a time, decreasing mainly 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6 backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, but moderate or rough in west at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4, occasionally 5, becoming west or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7 backing southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain in north at first otherwise showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor in north at first otherwise good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 1st 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5 occasionally 6, becoming west 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      East or northeast backing north or northeast 2 or 3 increasing 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor at times.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming west or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor at times at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming north or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      North backing northwest 5 to 7, then west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 in south at first otherwise northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      North 6 to gale 8 backing west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 in south at first otherwise northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5 increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      North 6 to gale 8 backing west 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in northwest until later, but becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in northwest, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4 in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in far north, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4 at first in southeast, otherwise northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough in far north, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain later in the south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast to south 2 to 4 soon increasing 4 to 5, veering southwest to west during the morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming mainly moderate in the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers, locally heavy with the risk of thunder overnight, clearing by mid-morning.
    • Visibility

      Good except in showers.

    23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 4 to 5 decreasing 3 occasionally 4 in the morning, becoming variable 1 to 3 jersey southwards in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4 becoming westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
  • Sea State

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

    Rain then showers.
  • Visibility

    Mainly moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

23:00 UTC Sat 2nd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 3rd Aug

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate, but moderate or rough in west at first.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 1st Aug