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The pressure pattern will remain slack across the United Kingdom during the next couple of days, with a waving weather front bringing occasional rain or showers to many 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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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southeasterly, becoming northwesterly for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in north, smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers with fog patches, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 at first in east, otherwise southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in north, smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west, veering north or northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers with fog patches, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly northeast veering south 3 or less, increasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming north 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers at first in north, otherwise mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northeast 2 or 3, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then north 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north or northeast, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later, then northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate at first in northeast, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair then rain or thundery showers, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

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

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

      Fair then rain or thundery showers, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north or northeast, backing northwest later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  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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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in far west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight and moderate in far west.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  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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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later in east.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in Severn estuary.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, mainly in east, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  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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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly north or northwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far south, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 2 or 3, occasionally 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south or southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southerly for a time, 3 or less, increasing 4 at times in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in north, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  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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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southerly for a time, 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight except near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, except in southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far north and in far south, otherwise smooth.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in far north and in far south, otherwise smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time west of the Outer Hebrides.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but rough at times west of the Outer Hebrides.
    • Weather

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 west of the Outer Hebrides.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast, becoming variable or cyclonic, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

    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.

    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast becoming cyclonic 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 to 4, perhaps occasionally 5, locally variable 2 to 3 in the afternoon, veering north to northeast later Wednesday evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate.
    • Weather

      Some mist or fog patches forming by morning, isolated thundery showers developing by afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally poor or very poor by morning.

    23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast to north 2 to 4, backing north to northwest by morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight, perhaps locally moderate, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Isolated thundery showers, some mist or fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, locally poor or very poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Tue 23rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 24th Aug

  • Wind

    Southerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time west of the Outer Hebrides.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, but rough at times west of the Outer Hebrides.
  • Weather

    Rain at first, showers later.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

23:00 UTC Wed 24th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 25th Aug

  • Wind

    South or southeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 west of the Outer Hebrides.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 23rd Aug