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Low pressure centred over the northern North Sea will move away eastwards with pressure rising from the west. Further fronts will move into northern and some western areas later Thursday and during Friday.

* 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 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly later, 5 to 7, occasionally 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

  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 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in south, veering northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable, then southerly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 6 or 7, veering northwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable, mainly southwesterly, backing southeasterly later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest becoming variable, then south or southeast later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

  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 Wed 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest becoming variable, then south 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

  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 Wed 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th 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 Wed 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later, then becoming variable.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable becoming south 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th 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 Wed 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming mainly moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

  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 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

  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 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northwest backing southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, veering south later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or very poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, backing northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, then backing east 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or very poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

  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 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, backing northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, then backing east 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or very poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      North backing northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th 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.

    05:00 UTC Wed 8th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 8th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in far east.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Wed 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly backing northwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in far east at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

    • Wind

      West 5 to 6 with gusts to 35kt, perhaps 7 mid-channel at first, veering northwest early afternoon, decreasing 4 to 5 early evening and 3 to 4 after midnight.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, decreasing slight to moderate overnight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers dying out early afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 to 4 becoming variable 1 to 3 during Thursday morning, then easterly overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with a low swell, locally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair or fine.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul

The Minch

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Wed 8th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 9th Jul

  • Wind

    North 5 to 7, backing northwest 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers, fair later.
  • Visibility

    Good.

05:00 UTC Thu 9th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 10th Jul

  • Wind

    Northwest backing southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, then backing east 5 to 7 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Fair then occasional rain, fog patches later.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate or very poor later.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 8th Jul