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High pressure to the northeast of Scotland will move away steadily northeastwards while a deepening complex Atlantic low moves slowly northeastwards, passing by close to western Ireland and then northwestern Scotland.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time, fog patches later in east.
    • Visibility

      Good to poor, but occasionally very poor later in east.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, showers later, fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4, then veering south later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at times then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle at first then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming rough west of Lizard Point.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate in east, rough in west, but occasionally very rough near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly at first in east, otherwise southwesterly, 4 or 5 increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly veering southwesterly, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time, then perhaps gale 8 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 at first in northwest, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south or southwest, 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time, then perhaps gale 8 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 at first in northwest, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Liverpool Bay, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 or 7 veering south or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 later, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 at first.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in north, decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly veering southerly, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in North Channel, but decreasing 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough except in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering south 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight or moderate in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough except near Sutherland.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East veering southeast, 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in the south and west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, increasing moderate in the south and west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly 5 or 6, though 4 in the north at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the north and east at first, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good, becoming moderate at times in rain.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest mainly 4, backing south late morning, veering west 2 to 4 in the afternoon then backing southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in the north, slight in the south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle in the east at first, isolated showers in the evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate or poor in the east at first.

    23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair, then risk of showers around midday.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate in showers.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

  • Wind

    Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in south.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
  • Weather

    Fair then rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

23:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 22:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

  • Wind

    Easterly or southeasterly becoming cyclonic, 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in south, decreasing 4 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough except near Sutherland.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug