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Low pressure near Iceland and high pressure near the Azores will allow a slack southwesterly airflow to persist over the United Kingdom for the next few days. Various slow moving weather fronts will move northeastwards across the country at times, bringing unsettled conditions.

* 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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    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southeast, becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast, veering west or southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Southeast, becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming west or southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming southerly or southeasterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly, veering southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional drizzle later in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, occasional drizzle at first in west.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  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 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times later in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle with fog patches, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  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 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest backing south for a time later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle with fog patches, becoming mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  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 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming mainly good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  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 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming variable for a time, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional drizzle with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less for a time, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      South, veering west or southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less for a time, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, fog patches in south.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, or very poor in south.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  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 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly, veering westerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      South, veering west or southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at tmes later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, 3 or 4, becoming westerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, 3 or 4, becoming westerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southerly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

    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 23rd Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west, veering southerly later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth east of shetland at first.
    • Weather

      Rain at times. Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      South becoming cyclonic 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth east of shetland later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times. Fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    17:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly 2 to 3, occasionally 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mist and fog patches later this evening with perhaps a little light drizzle, clearing by morning but returning again in the west late Sunday afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to very poor in mist and fog.

    17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly 2 to 4.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Mist or fog patches Sunday evening with occasional light rain or drizzle, clearing Monday morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor in mist and fog, becoming good Monday morning.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

Shetland Isles

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17:00 UTC Sat 23rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

  • Wind

    Variable, mainly southerly, 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers, fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

17:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Mon 25th Jul

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul

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 23rd Jul – 04:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

  • Wind

    Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west, veering southerly later.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally smooth east of shetland at first.
  • Weather

    Rain at times. Fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

05:00 UTC Sun 24th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 24th Jul

  • Wind

    South becoming cyclonic 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally smooth east of shetland later.
  • Weather

    Rain at times. Fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Saturday 23rd Jul