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Low pressure will persist over Scandinavia, maintaining a cool and showery northwesterly airflow across the United Kingdom. However a new area of low pressure will move east-southeastwards across northern areas later today and during Thursday, bringing further showers or perhaps a longer spell of rain.

* 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east, becoming variable 3 or 4, then cyclonic 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming northeast, then backing north or northwest later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, but becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Rough at first near Rattray Head, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then decreasing 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 2 or 3, then west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering northwesterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly west 3 or 4, decreasing 2 for a time, then occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly westerly 3 or 4, decreasing 2 for a time, then occasionally 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in north, slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 3 or 4 backing southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, backing westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4 backing southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing west or southwest 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4 backing southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  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 Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly west or northwest 3 or 4, but becoming west or southwest 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 increasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  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 Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west or southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  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 Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  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

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest backing west or southwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west or southwest, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, then occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4, then southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel * warning

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest backing west, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then becoming north later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in south, mainly moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then backing northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  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 Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 becoming cyclonic 5 or 6, then becoming north later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first between Barra and Canna, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, then backing northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate between Barra and Canna, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4, then veering north later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

    For coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 20th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest veering north 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 2 or 3, locally 4 at first, increasing 3 or 4 late afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate in showers.

    05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, backing west or southwest by midday, increasing 4 or 5 by evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate by evening.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, mainly overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug

Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Wed 20th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 21st Aug

  • Wind

    Northwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4, then southwest 5 or 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

05:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 20th Aug