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A deep area of low pressure centred to the west of Ireland will move slowly northeast and gradually fill to lie just west of Scotland by midday Tuesday. This will bring unsettled and windy conditions to much of the British Isles, particularly to the north and west.

* 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south 5 to 7, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in north, slight or moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, backing southeast 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then backing southeasterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, then increasing 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later, then backing southeast later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in west, but very rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 in west later.
    • Sea State

      Very rough at first in west, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 except in eastern Bristol Channel, occasionally gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Very rough at first in west, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7, then increasing gale 8 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Rough or very rough, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 except in far southeast.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7, then increasing gale 8 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first, increasing gale 8 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 6 or 7 decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Go to top of page

    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 mainly north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 6 to gale 8 veering southwesterly 5 to 7, then backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering southwest 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough at first in south, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd 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

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time in north, occasionally gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

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

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

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, perhaps moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 to 4, becoming variable 1 to 3 jersey southwards this afternoon, then generally southwest to west increasing 4 to 5 overnight, locally 6 mid-channel tomorrow morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or drizzle, clearing this evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in rain.

    11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 4 to 5, occasionally 6 mid-channel, becoming variable 1 to 3 in the south of the area in the afternoon, then generally southerly decreasing 3 to 4 overnight, increasing 4 to 5 in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, locally rather rough mid-channel.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain on Wednesday.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Mon 3rd Aug – 10:59 UTC Tue 4th Aug

  • Wind

    Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 for a time in north, occasionally gale 8 later in south.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough later in south.
  • Weather

    Showers, rain later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

11:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

  • Wind

    Southeasterly veering southwesterly 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in south.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Monday 3rd Aug