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Low pressure to the north of Scotland will maintain a westerly flow of air and changeable weather across the British Isles for the next few days.

* 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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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooh or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest, becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooh or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  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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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      West backing southwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  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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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly backing southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  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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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches developing later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, or very poor later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering north or northwest for a time, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

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

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches developing later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, or very poor later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering north or northwest for a time, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering north or northwest, 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain or drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  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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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain at times later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Go to top of page

    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in far north and in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 10:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, with fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    11:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Mon 25th Jul – 22:59 UTC Tue 26th Jul

    • Wind

      West to northwest 3 to 4, decreasing 2 to 3 around dawn, increasing 3 to 4 again during the afternoon, backing west to southwest in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Risk of a little drizzle by evening, especially in the north.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate in any drizzle.

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West to southwest 3 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 by dawn, decreasing 3 to 4 again in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell, becoming moderate in the north by dawn.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle with mist or fog patches at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, soon becoming moderate to very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Monday 25th Jul