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Pressure will remain high near southern Britain whilst an area of low pressure moves northeastwards from the mid Atlantic towards northern Norway. A weakening cold front will move southeastwards on Wednesday.

* 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor for a time in north, otherwise mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in north.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west or southwest, backing south later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South veering southwest, then west later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th 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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    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west or northwest, backing south or southwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th 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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    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      West backing south or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest veering west, 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate, then rough later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later, except in Liverpool Bay.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing south 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, veering west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight until later in southeast, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, then west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain early and late, otherwise occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 6 to gale 8, then veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in far south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later west of the Outer Hebrides.
    • Weather

      Rain early and late, otherwise occasional drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 6 to gale 8, then veering west 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7, then veering southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor until later.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 backing south 5 to 7, veering southwest later.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Mon 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 2 to 4, locally west Guernsey northwards, becoming variable 1 to 3 by dawn, then northerly 2 to 4 late afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Risk of mist or fog patches near French coasts for a time after midnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps locally poor or very poor near French coasts for a time after midnight.

    17:00 UTC Tue 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or variable 2 to 4, backing northwest to west by dawn, further backing west to southwest in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, with an increasing swell.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Monday 29th Aug