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Scattered thunderstorms in northern and eastern areas will clear overnight as pressure builds for a time. Further thunderstorms are expected from later tomorrow before fresher showery weather spreads northeast on Saturday.

* 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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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5 for a time, then east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, thundery rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      South veering northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time, then east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in north, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, thundery rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast veering west 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or southeast 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, thundery rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or southeast 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and thundery rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Northeasterly, veering southerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, thundery rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 5 or 6, veering westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, veering southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

  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

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth at first in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      East, veering south or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd 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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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      East, veering south or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd 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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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      South backing east 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      East, veering south or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      South, backing east or northeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4, increasing 5 to 7, veering south or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering south or southwest later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6 for a time, then becoming southerly 5 or 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd 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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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly 5 at times in the North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6 for a time, then becoming southerly 5 or 6 later near Mull of Galloway.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or southeast 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or southeast 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional thundery rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, thundery rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches at first, thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight but moderate at first in east.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, perhaps heavy or thundery at first, occasional mist later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 2 or 3, occasionally 4, veering easterly and increasing 3 to 4 by dawn, further increasing 5 to 6 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in the north and west of the area.
    • Weather

      Fog patches isolated thundery showers likely later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to very poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 to 5, locally 6 in the north of the area, veering southwest by midnight, decreasing 3 to 4 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough in the north Friday evening, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated thundery showers, clearing Saturday morning risk of fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally very poor in any fog, becoming good Saturday morning.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul

St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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17:00 UTC Thu 2nd Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 3rd Jul

  • Wind

    South backing east 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

  • Wind

    East, veering south or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time later.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight, becoming mainly moderate.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 2nd Jul