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A slow moving area of low pressure to the northwest of Scotland will gradually drift eastwards and fill during the next 24 hours. A warm front will edge northwards across southeastern areas, bringing occasional rain and thundery showers.

* 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

    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 3 at times later near Aberdeenshire.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 at times in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest becoming variable 3 or 4, decreasing 2 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later near Rattray Head.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, then backing southeasterly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering northwest 3 or 4, decreasing 2 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming mainly northeast later, 3 or 4, decreasing 2 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 at first in north, otherwise northeasterly backing northwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming northeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times, thundery in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later in south.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally northeasterly 5 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, becoming westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable mainly northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers, thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast becoming variable then northwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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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    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming north or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast backing northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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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    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in west, slight in east.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast backing northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times later in Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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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    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later north and east of Anglesey.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in north, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming variable later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming north or northwest, 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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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    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 at first, becoming northwesterly 4 or 5 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north, becoming variable 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming north or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally moderate later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th 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

    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north, veering westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight or moderate between Barra and Canna.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate between Barra and Canna, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally moderate later in north.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in west, slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasionally thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, perhaps 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight in shelter east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers, perhaps heavy and thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, perhaps 6 at first in west, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in shelter east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Occasional showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast 4 or 5, decreasing 2 to 4 in the morning, becoming locally variable 1 to 3 by afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers, risk of thunder Sunday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor in showers.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable or east 2 to 4, becoming north or northwest 4 or 5 by Monday morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight with swell, becoming moderate Monday morning.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers with a risk of thunder, fog patches likely overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor or very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

  • Wind

    Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
  • Sea State

    Moderate in west, slight or moderate in east.
  • Weather

    Showers, occasionally thundery at first.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug

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

Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

17:00 UTC Sat 29th Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

  • Wind

    Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, perhaps 6 later in west.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, becoming slight in shelter east of Shetland.
  • Weather

    Occasional showers, perhaps heavy and thundery.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

  • Wind

    Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, perhaps 6 at first in west, occasionally 3 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, occasionally slight in shelter east of Shetland.
  • Weather

    Occasional showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 29th Aug