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A ridge of high pressure will move east across the United Kingdom during today and Sunday, before Atlantic fronts approach southwestern areas later on Sunday and into Monday.

* 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 Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 3 at times later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly becoming variable, then becoming easterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, backing southerly or southeasterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly, 3 or 4, then backing southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 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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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 at first in east, otherwise southerly or southeasterly, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times, then veering southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, then occasionally rough near the Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 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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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing south or southeast later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 until later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate until later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later in far west, then veering southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate, occasionally rough later in far west.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 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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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest backing west, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6, veering southwesterly 3 or 4 later except in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, but moderate at first in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 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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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming east or southeast, 3, increasing 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later in south, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in south.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming easterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming easterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 23rd Aug

    • Wind

      North or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough later in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough in east.
    • Weather

      Showers becoming isolated.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest to west 3 to 4, decreasing 2 to 3 overnight and backing south by dawn.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower in the morning.
    • Visibility

      Very good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 1 to 3, increasing 3 to 4 by evening and 5 to 6 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate to rather rough overnight.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain from early evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug

Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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05:00 UTC Sat 23rd Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Aug

  • Wind

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

    Moderate becoming slight later.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Good.

05:00 UTC Sun 24th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 25th Aug

  • Wind

    Variable becoming easterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in far south.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally moderate later.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Aug