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It will remain changeable during the next few days, but with slack pressure gradients, winds will often be light and variable.

* 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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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 3 or 4, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly easterly or northeasterly 2 or 3, occasionally 4 in south, becoming southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northeast 2 or 3, becoming southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or showers, fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northeast at first, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming west 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers in north, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northwesterly, veering easterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers early and late, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in east.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northwesterly 3 or 4, veering northeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers with fog patches at first, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming mainly northwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Mainly northwest 3 or 4, veering east or northeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  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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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in east.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, then northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  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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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      North backing west later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in southwest, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery, mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor in east.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest, becoming variable, then northeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  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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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time in Liverpool Bay.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate for a time in north and west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming mainly slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, backing south or southeast 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate in northwest, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th 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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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight at times in southeast, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far north and in far south, otherwise smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Mainly smooth in central areas, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor for a time.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, backing northeasterly later in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil in operation at time of issue.

    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 16:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

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

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, backing northeasterly later in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Thu 25th Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 26th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast to north 2 to 4, backing north to northwest in the morning, locally variable at times until midnight, increasing 4 to 5 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Scattered thundery showers, becoming less frequent overnight mist or fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to very poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 26th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly 4 to 5, decreasing 3 to 4 by mid afternoon, locally variable 2 to 3 early evening, veering northeast to east overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight, perhaps locally moderate.
    • Weather

      Isolated thundery showers and mist or fog patches, especially in the morning and again overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 25th Aug