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A ridge of high pressure will build across the United Kingdom from the west today. However, an area of low pressure will become slow moving to the northwest of Scotland on Friday and Saturday.

* 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

    05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Rattray Head, becoming variable 3 or less later, then south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at first near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Rattray Head, becoming variable 3 or less later, then southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later, then southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later, then west 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing south 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later, then southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, veering northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly 4 or 5 later, then veering southwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, backing westerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming westerly 3 or 4 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing west 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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 Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming west 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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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    05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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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    05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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 Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing west or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in northwest later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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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    05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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 Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time, veering west 4 or 5, backing southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate until later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time, veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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 Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time, veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in east, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th 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 Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in east.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly becoming variable 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 4, veering northerly 1 to 4 late evening, perhaps variable by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Mainly smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, dying out by afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Northerly or variable 1 to 3, increasing 4 at times in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul

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

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05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

  • Wind

    Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then southwest 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate becoming slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

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

  • Wind

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

    Slight occasionally moderate later.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 30th Jul