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A ridge of high pressure will build across the United Kingdom from the west on Thursday. However, an area of low pressure will become slow moving to the northwest of Scotland on Friday.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 occasionally 6 for a time, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Variable becoming southwest 3 or 4, backing south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      North 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later, then becoming southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, veering north 3 or 4 later, then becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming south 3 or 4 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly later, 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming westerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly for a time, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, veering north 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      North 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, becoming west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate in far west later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th 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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    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  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

    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or less later, then south or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  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

    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or less later, then southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, becoming southerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time, veering southwesterly later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  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

    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less, becoming southerly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time, veering southwesterly later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate occasionally rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate for a time.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6, backing northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but rough for a time in east.
    • Weather

      Showers until later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 10:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      North 5 or 6 backing northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but rough in east until later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally slight later in south.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 to 5, decreasing 3 to 4 by afternoon, veering northerly 2 to 4 late evening.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, decreasing slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, dying out by afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly 2 or 3, locally 4 in the north at first, becoming locally variable in the morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

The Channel Islands

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23:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

  • Wind

    Northwest 4 to 5, decreasing 3 to 4 by afternoon, veering northerly 2 to 4 late evening.
  • Sea State

    Moderate, decreasing slight.
  • Weather

    Isolated showers, dying out by afternoon.
  • Visibility

    Good.

23:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 22:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

  • Wind

    Northerly 2 or 3, locally 4 in the north at first, becoming locally variable in the morning.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul