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An area of low pressure centred close to the northern isles will move away slowly eastwards as a ridge of high pressure develops across all areas from the southwest, although this in turn will be followed by a warm front moving across southern and many western areas through Sunday.

* 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Squally showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east 5 or 6 except near Orkney.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southwesterly 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first in east.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, backing southerly for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate offshore.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West, backing south or southwest later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th 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 Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West, backing south or southwest, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth later in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th 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 Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly, backing southerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, occasionally 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog banks developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th 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 Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing southeast, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

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

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering south or southwest, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in Saint Georges Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog banks developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    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 becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      West, backing southeast later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough until later in north, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th 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

    18:00 UTC Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th 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 Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Squally showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th 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 Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

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

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

      Squally showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th 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 Sat 19th Aug – 05:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    06:00 UTC Sun 20th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight southeast of shetland.
    • Weather

      Rain or squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    18:00 UTC Sat 19th Aug – 17:59 UTC Sun 20th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 4 to 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 to 4 after midnight, backing southwest 2 to 4 Sunday morning, increasing 4 to 5 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rather rough, decreasing slight to moderate overnight.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower overnight, occasional rain and drizzle spreading from the west in the afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate to poor in rain.

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 to 5, occasionally 6 in the north, veering west 3 to 4 by morning, becoming variable 1 to 3 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, occasionally rather rough in the north until morning, decreasing smooth or slight by Monday evening, with a low swell.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate, occasionally poor or very poor, becoming good Monday morning.

    Issued at 18:00 UTC on Saturday 19th Aug