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An area of high pressure across Scandinavia will drift eastwards as a shallow low develops over northern parts of the United Kingdom during the weekend.

* 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 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 across Orkney down to the mainland, but becoming variable at times in inner Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southeast veering west or southwest 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches until later, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    05:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches until later, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches until later, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, mainly in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor mainly in north.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      North becoming variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches until later, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in north.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Mainly northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Mainly north or northeast, becoming variable, 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly north or northeast backing west or northwest, 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th 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 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in far west and later near headlands, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th 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 Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Mainly east or northeast, becoming variable, 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th 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 Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, but mainly northeast at first, 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    05:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly north or northeast 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4 decreasing 2 or 3, then becoming variable.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair, then occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th 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 Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    05:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly east or southeast 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    05:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, fog patches developing in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming occasionally very poor in north.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    05:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, fog patches developing in north.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming occasionally very poor in north.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    05:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 becoming southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th 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 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 becoming southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Areas of fog, mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Areas of fog, mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Northeast 2 to 4, backing north by late afternoon, then northwest 1 to 3 on Saturday.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mist or haze at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest or variable 1 to 3, increasing 3 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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05:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

  • Wind

    Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair then showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul