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The United Kingdom currently lies under a westerly airflow, although during the next 48 hours a couple of areas of low pressure will move in from the west and southwest. Various weather fronts will bring rain or thundery showers at times, more particularly to northern and western areas.

* 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 Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest becoming variable then northeast, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 becoming variable 2 or 3, then becoming south or southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate near eastern Norfolk.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers developing in north, fair in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near eastern Norfolk.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 increasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time in the Strait of Dover.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 becoming variable mainly southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West 2 or 3 backing southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 2 or 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st 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 Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight in Lyme Bay, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st 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 Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time, then becoming variable later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st 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

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st 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

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, then decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4 becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east, becoming variable 2 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st 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 Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming south or southwest 3 or 4, then veering north or northwest 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southwest 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South veering north 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming mainly northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight south of Skye, slight or moderate north of Skye.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less at first in south, otherwise northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight south of Skye, slight or moderate north of Skye.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st 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 Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming mainly northeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight between Barra and Canna, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less at first in south, otherwise northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 decreasing 2 or 3, then veering north later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil in operation at time of issue.

    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5 decreasing 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest veering north or northeast 2 or 3, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 2 or 3, backing westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 Jersey northwards this morning and then in the south of the area from this evening.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower in the north of the area Thursday night.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 2 to 4, becoming southerly or variable 1 to 3 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers developing from Friday evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate or poor in showers later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

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

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05:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

  • Wind

    South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, then becoming variable 2 or 3 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

05:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

  • Wind

    Variable 2 or 3 becoming south or southwest 3 or 4, then veering north or northwest 2 or 3 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul