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During the next couple of days an area of low pressure will develop and then remain slow-moving near Scotland.

* 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 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 near Orkney and Caithness, becoming variable 2 at times in Moray Firth.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near Orkney and Caithness.
    • Weather

      Fog banks, rain or thundery showers later in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable mainly southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first near Orkney, decreasing 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches until later near Orkney.
    • Visibility

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

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, occasionally good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Northeast becoming variable 3 or less, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable becoming mainly west or northwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, veering northeast 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Northeast becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming west or northwest 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers in south, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate near Norfolk.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, showers, thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 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 17:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, veering northwest 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then becoming mainly westerly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then becoming west or northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then becoming northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, then becoming mainly westerly later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming west later, 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, then becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally variable 3 in east, increasing 6 at times later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, then becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 later near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest for a time, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

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

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

      Rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later south of Skye.
    • Weather

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

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

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, then becoming northerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 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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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, increasing 4 at times, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later in south.
    • Weather

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

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

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in south, then becoming northerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      East veering southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog banks then fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 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 at time of issue.

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

    • Wind

      East veering southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog banks.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, backing northwest 1 to 3 after midnight, becoming locally variable.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally smooth on Saturday.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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17:00 UTC Fri 25th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 26th Jul

  • Wind

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

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

    Rain or thundery showers later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

17:00 UTC Sat 26th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 27th Jul

  • Wind

    West veering northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 25th Jul