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A shallow and slow moving area of low pressure will remain close to Scotland over the weekend, bringing occasional rain or showers to northern parts of the United Kingdom.

* 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 Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      East or southeast becoming variable later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north and east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north and east.
    • Weather

      Fog banks becoming fog patches, rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable becoming mainly northwest later, 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, fog patches until later near Orkney.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later near Orkney.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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

    • Wind

      Mainly southeasterly 4 or 5 in far north, otherwise variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly 4 or 5 in south later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog banks becoming fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5 at first in south, otherwise variable becoming mainly northwesterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in south.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first in north, showers.
    • Visibility

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

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches until later, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly west or northwest, 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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

    • Wind

      North or northwest, becoming variable at times, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches until later, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly becoming variable later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches until later, showers in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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

    • Wind

      Variable becoming mainly westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at times, mainly in east.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west, becoming variable 2 at times in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th 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 Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th 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 Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th 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 Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, increasing 4 at times, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th 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 Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest veering north later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, veering north 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th 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 Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th 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 Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southwest then becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate south of skye.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northerly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south, decreasing 3 later except in far south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate south of skye, smooth or slight north of skye.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th 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 Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southwest then becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northerly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south, decreasing 3 later except in far south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in south, slight in north.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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

    • Wind

      Southeast backing east later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th 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 Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog banks becoming fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast backing east 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches becoming fog banks. Showers later in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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

    • Wind

      North to northwest 2 to 3, locally 4 at times, backing northwest to west by evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mist patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West to northwest 3 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers on Monday.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th Jul

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

05:00 UTC Sun 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Mon 28th Jul

  • Wind

    Westerly veering northwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in north.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
  • Weather

    Rain or thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 26th Jul