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A ridge of high pressure will move eastwards across the United Kingdom during this afternoon and Sunday before Atlantic fronts approach southwestern areas later on Sunday and into 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

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then east 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first near Rattray Head, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Rattray Head, becoming variable 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in north, slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly at first in far north, otherwise variable, 3 or 4, becoming easterly 4 or 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming northwest 4 or 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in north, slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near headlands, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southeasterly 3 or 4, then veering southerly 5 or 6, veering southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5 decreasing 2 or 3, then backing southwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 backing south or southeast 5 or 6, then veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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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    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 3, then southerly 4 or 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, but 3 or 4 at first in east, veering southwesterly 3 or 4, backing southeasterly 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in east, otherwise moderate, but occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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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    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in east, becoming variable 3, then southerly 4 or 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6, but 3 or 4 at first in east, veering southwesterly 3 or 4, backing southeasterly 5 later near Cornwall.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in east, otherwise moderate, but occasionally rough near Pembrokeshire.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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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    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4 backing southeast 5 or 6, then veering south or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5 decreasing 2 or 3, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming east or southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 decreasing 2 or 3, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming east or southeast 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in North Channel, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in North Channel, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd 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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    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 decreasing 2 or 3, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in North Channel, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 decreasing 2 or 3, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain in south, fair in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in south.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in far north, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming easterly 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, increasing 5 at times later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming easterly 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, increasing 5 at times later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter south of Shetland, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter south of Shetland, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, locally 5 at times, decreasing 1 to 3 after midnight, becoming variable then southerly in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers at first, perhaps heavy.
    • Visibility

      Good or very good, locally moderate in showers at first.

    11:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 10:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 1 to 3, increasing 3 or 4 in the evening and 4 or 5 by midnight, locally 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate to rather rough overnight with a low swell developing.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain from Sunday evening, heavy at times on Monday.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor in rain.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug