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High pressure to the northeast of Scotland will move away slowly northeastwards while a deepening Atlantic low moves northeastwards then northwards close to the west of Ireland.

* 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 Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6, occasionally 7 later in northwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor for a time.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast veering south or southwest, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast, veering south later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, veering southerly or southwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    11:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, veering southwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East veering southeast, then veering southwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate for a time.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in far west, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, then increasing 6 at times in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough west of Lands End.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough or very rough west of Lizard Point.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west, veering southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, veering south or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in northwest, veering southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East to southeast 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times, veering south or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South to southwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in North Channel, then veering southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly, 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in North Channel, veering southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly veering southwesterly, 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time in west.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5, increasing 6 or 7, veering southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight in shelter, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in south, veering southerly 4 or 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 5, increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in south, veering southerly 4 or 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southeast becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 becoming east 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast to south 3 to 4 increasing 5 to 6 by late afternoon, veering southwest to west 4 to 5 this evening, backing southwest to south and decreasing 3 to 4 after midnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight increasing moderate in the north for a time.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle, becoming persistent by evening, clearing around midnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good becoming moderate to poor at times.

    11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

    • Wind

      South to southwest 3 to 4, locally 5 in the north, veering southwest to west by evening, increasing 4 to 5 on Friday.
    • Sea State

      Slight increasing moderate on Friday, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers Thursday evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor Thursday evening.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

Shetland Isles

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Strong wind warning

11:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

  • Wind

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

    Slight, becoming moderate in west.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

11:00 UTC Thu 28th Aug – 10:59 UTC Fri 29th Aug

  • Wind

    --
  • Sea State

    --
  • Weather

    --
  • Visibility

    --

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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 Wed 27th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Aug

  • Wind

    Variable 3 becoming east 4 or 5.
  • Sea State

    Slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

23:00 UTC Wed 27th Aug – 10:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

  • Wind

    Easterly veering southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in southwest.
  • Sea State

    Slight, becoming moderate in west.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug