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A deep area of low pressure to the west of the British Isles will gradually move northwards towards Iceland as a filling feature during the next two days. A new area of low pressure will move northwards across western areas on Wednesday.

* 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 Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first in north.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast veering southwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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 Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southeasterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, backing southerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasional moderate at first and again later.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly * warning

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but very rough becoming rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel * warning

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  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 Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south later, 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate later, but very rough at first in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      South 5 to 7, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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 Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time, becoming variable 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 5 or 6, then 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, backing south or southeast 5 to 7, veering west or southwest 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 to 7, veering west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, then slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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 Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, backing southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 to 7, veering westerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough, then slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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 Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in south, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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 Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough until later in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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 Tue 4th Aug – 16:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, with occasional fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 4 to 5, locally 6 mid-channel in the morning, then locally variable 1 to 3 in the south of the area late afternoon, becoming generally southerly 2 to 4 by midnight.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, decreasing slight this evening.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 2 to 4, occasionally 5 in the afternoon and evening, especially in the north and west.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain especially late morning and in the evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

The Minch

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 04:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

  • Wind

    Southeast veering south or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in south, becoming slight or moderate later.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

05:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

  • Wind

    South or southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming smooth in shelter.
  • Weather

    Showers, rain for a time.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug