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Low pressure, centred to west of northwest Scotland, drifts northeast and loses its identity over the weekend with a weak ridge building briefly across the United Kingdom and surrounding waters ahead of the next Atlantic low.

* 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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    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4 backing southeast, then veering southwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth in inner Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery for a time, dying out later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 backing east or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time in afternoon, decreasing 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, dying out later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4 backing east or southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, dying out later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4 backing southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, mainly in north, dying out.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4 backing southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in north later.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north, backing southerly 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 2 or 3 backing easterly or southeasterly 4 or 5, veering southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally smooth at first, becoming moderate in east later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time in afternoon, backing southeasterly 2 or 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 2 or 3 increasing, then veering southwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time in afternoon, backing southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, veering southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Patchy rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southeasterly later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in east, mainly moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers dying out.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly, veering southwesterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 west of Lands End.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough around Isles of Scilly later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain developing.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing southeast later, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 in inner Bristol Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth in inner Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers dying out.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly backing southeasterly, veering southwesterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth in inner Bristol Channel, becoming rough in west later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west, later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth east of Anglesey.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers dying out, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first in north, increasing 6 off St Davids Head, veering southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth east of Anglesey, becoming rough in south later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, backing south or southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth in south.
    • Weather

      Showers dying out, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 off Mull of Galloway later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or smooth, becoming moderate around Mull of Galloway later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, backing southeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor in rain.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor in rain.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 2 or 3, then southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers dying out, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasionally heavy rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, perhaps poor at times.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6 becoming variable 2 or 3, then southeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers dying out, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in North Channel,.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight becoming moderate in North Channel later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in north, backing southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but rough at times north of islay.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery, dying out.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6 decreasing 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery, dying out.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in south, decreasing 3 or 4, backing southeasterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but rough at times in south.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery, dying out.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 becoming southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in the west.
    • Sea State

      Slight in the east, moderate in the west.
    • Weather

      Fair, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in the south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough in the west later.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 2 to 3, becoming variable this evening, then southeast increasing 3 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 3 to 4, veering south to southwest in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

  • Wind

    Cyclonic 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers, perhaps thundery.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

05:00 UTC Sun 2nd Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 3rd Aug

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st 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 1st Aug – 16:59 UTC Sat 1st Aug

  • Wind

    Variable 3 becoming southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in the west.
  • Sea State

    Slight in the east, moderate in the west.
  • Weather

    Fair, showers later.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

17:00 UTC Sat 1st Aug – 04:59 UTC Sun 2nd Aug

  • Wind

    Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in the south.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, becoming rough in the west later.
  • Weather

    Rain or drizzle.
  • Visibility

    Good becoming moderate or poor.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Saturday 1st Aug