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Low pressure situated across Scotland will move northeastwards towards Scandinavia during the rest of today and into Friday, maintaining the cool and unsettled flow across the United Kingdom. A ridge of high pressure will then begin to build in from the west during Saturday.

* 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast, backing north or northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in far north and far east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming north or northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or northwest 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering northwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly at first in far south, otherwise northwesterly, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly at first in far south, otherwise northwesterly, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st 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

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight at first in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 04:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      North or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 3 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 this evening and 5 to 6 overnight, veering west to northwest in the morning and decreasing 4 to 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, increasing moderate overnight, perhaps locally rather rough for a time overnight.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers from midnight, dying out early afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Very good, locally moderate in showers.

    17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 to 5, decreasing 2 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate, decreasing slight overnight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers Saturday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug

The Minch

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Thu 21st Aug – 16:59 UTC Fri 22nd Aug

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

17:00 UTC Fri 22nd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

  • Wind

    North or northwest, 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Thursday 21st Aug