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Pressure will remain low over the eastern Atlantic, a weakening trough affecting Shetland at first. A southerly or southwesterly airstream will bring showers or longer periods of rain for a time before a ridge of high pressure builds from the south to bring more settled weather for a time.

* 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 Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east or northeast 4 or 5 for a time except near Orkney.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 for a time later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first in north, thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in north.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly 5 for a time in Firth of Forth, then becoming southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain with fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain with fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in south.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, backing southerly later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in east.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th 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 Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 4, backing south 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th 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 Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 4, backing south 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th 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 Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th 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 Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest, backing southeast for a time, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Squally showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southeast, veering southwest later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing south or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in north, otherwise southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first, becoming smooth later in north.
    • Weather

      Squally showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly and increasing 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th 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 Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Squally showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery rain and fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeasterly 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later.
    • Weather

      Squally showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    23:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in far south.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th 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 Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    23:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5 at first in far north, otherwise variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in north, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and occasional drizzle until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th 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 Sat 4th Jul – 10:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in far northwest becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers clearing. Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight but moderate at first in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable or easterly 2 to 4, becoming west by mid-afternoon and increasing 4, occasionally 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or smooth, becoming slight to moderate during the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Isolated thundery showers in the southeast of the area around dawn.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

    • Wind

      West 4, very soon backing south and decreasing 2 to 4, further backing southeast by the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first, soon becoming slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul

Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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23:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 22:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

  • Wind

    South or southwest, backing southeast for a time, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
  • Weather

    Squally showers for a time.
  • Visibility

    Good.

23:00 UTC Sun 5th Jul – 22:59 UTC Mon 6th Jul

  • Wind

    Southwest backing southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Thundery rain and fog patches for a time.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 4th Jul