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The slow moving low pressure system to the northwest of Scotland will gradually fill as it continues to push weather fronts across much the UK over 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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    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in inner Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing southeast for a time, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers in north.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, then veering southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in northeast.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming northeasterly at times, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5, then backing southeast 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st 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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    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming northwest, then backing southwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate west of the Lizard peninsula, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel * warning

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in inner Bristol Channel, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  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

    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  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

    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate for a time later except in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, backing south 5 or 6, then decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  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

    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair at first, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, backing southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  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

    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or less at first in east, otherwise south or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight at first in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      East or variable1 to 3, becoming north to northwest early afternoon, increasing 3 to 4 this afternoon and evening, locally 5 near the Normandy coast.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Very good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 2 or 3, becoming northerly near the Brittany coast in the afternoon, becoming southeast Sunday morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul

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

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Fri 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

  • Wind

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

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

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 31st Jul