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A transient ridge of high pressure will clear away into the North Sea. This will be followed by a warm front spreading rain and drizzle slowly northeastwards across most 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 Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming east or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in the Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming east or southeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast, becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good at first in north, otherwise moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast, becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good at first in south, otherwise moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southerly or southeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly, veering westerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 4 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering south later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      South, backing east or southeast later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor, occasionally very poor later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  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 Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly, backing easterly or southeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in southeast.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, veering east or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in central areas.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in central areas.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th 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

    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4, veering easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in far north and in far south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 05:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in far east, then decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable at times in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 to 5, occasionally 6, veering west 3 to 4 by dawn, becoming variable 1 to 3 Monday afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, perhaps occasionally rather rough overnight, becoming smooth or slight Monday morning.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle with mist and a risk of fog patches, mostly clearing Monday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, perhaps locally very poor, becoming mainly good Monday afternoon.

    18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3 becoming easterly 2 to 4 by midnight, increasing 4 Tuesday afternoon, perhaps locally 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight to moderate by Tuesday evening, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist or fog patches until Tuesday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally moderate to very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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Strong wind warning

18:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Mon 21st Aug

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

18:00 UTC Mon 21st Aug – 17:59 UTC Tue 22nd Aug

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 18:00 UTC on Sunday 20th Aug