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A slack pressure pattern will continue to bring generally quiet weather to coastal waters during the next few days, but with the air warm and moist, there is a risk of fog around mainly eastern and northern coasts.

* 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 Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later, fog patches later in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later in east.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Southeasterly, veering westerly or southwesterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain with fog patches, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming mainly good later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    17:00 UTC Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable becoming south or southeast, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable, then north later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming mainly southeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southeast, veering northwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

      North becoming variable, then southeast later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southeast, veering northwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional rain or showers, mainly later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far south.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in north, rain or showers, mainly later, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in north.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first in east, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in east.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, rain later in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest backing southwest later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate towards the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th 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 Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th 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 Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th 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 Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Fog patches in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in south.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      South veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    17:00 UTC Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable becoming south 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      South veering west or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th 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 Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    17:00 UTC Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      South veering west or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    17:00 UTC Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      South becoming cyclonic, then west or southwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th 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 Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight near Sutherland, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      South becoming cyclonic, then west or southwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight near Sutherland, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th 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 Fri 11th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Isolated fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 3 to 4, backing west to southwest by Saturday afternoon, mainly 4 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle by Saturday evening.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate to poor towards evening.

    17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

    • Wind

      West to southwest 4, locally 5, veering northwest 3 to 4 early Sunday afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate, with a low swell for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle, perhaps locally heavy, with a risk of fog patches, clearing early Sunday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to poor, perhaps locally very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th Jul

Isle of Man

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17:00 UTC Fri 11th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 12th Jul

  • Wind

    Variable becoming south 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

17:00 UTC Sat 12th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 13th Jul

  • Wind

    South 3 or 4, veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 11th Jul