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An area of low pressure will remain slow moving to the north of Scotland over the next few days. Another shallow area of low pressure will move eastwards across northern irealnd and then southern Scotland on Thursday.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West backing south 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, becoming variable 3 or less later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate occasionally poor for a time later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate occasionally poor for a time later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate occasionally poor for a time later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally slight later in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, then rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate occasionally poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate,occasionally poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering north 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate until later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing south 4 or 5, then backing southeast 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

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

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor, becoming good later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeast 3 or 4, backing north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate until later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      North backing northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southeasterly 3 or 4, backing northerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate until later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain until later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate until later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      North backing northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly, 4 or 5 occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly, 4 or 5 occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4 at first in north, otherwise westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 Wed 27th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4 at first in far north, otherwise westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in south, becoming variable later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West 3 to 4, backing southwest by mid morning, increasing 4 to 5 by midday, perhaps locally 6 at times in the afternoon, veering west Thursday evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

      Mist and fog patches, with occasional light rain and drizzle, perhaps clearing in the north Thursday evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, occasionally good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      West to southwest 4 to 5, decreasing 3 to 4 during the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Some light rain or drizzle at times mist and fog patches, clearing towards dawn.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor or very poor until dawn.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

Isle of Man

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23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

  • Wind

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

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

    Occasional rain, fair later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate occasionally poor, becoming good later.

23:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

  • Wind

    Northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul