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Low pressure remains slow moving to the north of Scotland, with high pressure to the southwest of England. Frontal systems will move east across the British Isles, bringing periods of rain to most areas.

* 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 Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth later in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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 Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest, backing south, 4 or 5, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      South, veering northwest, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming west 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West 4 or 5, becoming variable, mainly south veering north, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering north, 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south, then veering west, 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far south, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwesterly, 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in east, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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 Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  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

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest, veering northwest for a time, 5 or 6, then decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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 Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering northwest, 4 or 5, becoming variable, then becoming southwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in south.
    • Weather

      Rain and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 for a time, then veering northwest later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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 Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then becoming northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain and fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming cyclonic 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, then becoming northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain at first in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor at first in south.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming east, backing north, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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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    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, backing westerly, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate, or poor at first.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northerly 3 or 4 later, occasionally 5 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing west, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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 Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, veering northwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th 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 Tue 26th Jul – 10:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight but moderate at first in west and north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers perhaps heavy or thundery at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good occasionally poor.

    11:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4 in north and 5 or 6 in south becoming westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4 in west and 5 or 6 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate in south and west.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers perhaps heavy or thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good occasionally poor.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 5, locally west near the Brittany coast at first, perhaps increasing 6 for a time mid channel around dawn, veering west by midday, decreasing 3 to 4 Wednesday evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain or drizzle mist and fog patches by dawn, perhaps clearing in the north for a time Wednesday evening.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, perhaps locally good at first and again Wednesday evening.

    23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West 3 to 4, backing southwest after dawn, increasing 4 to 5 by mid morning, perhaps locally 6 mid channel for a time in the afternoon, veering west by Thursday evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle mist and fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, perhaps occasionally good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul

The Channel Islands

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Tue 26th Jul – 22:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

  • Wind

    Southwest 4 to 5, locally west near the Brittany coast at first, perhaps increasing 6 for a time mid channel around dawn, veering west by midday, decreasing 3 to 4 Wednesday evening.
  • Sea State

    Slight to moderate.
  • Weather

    Occasional light rain or drizzle mist and fog patches by dawn, perhaps clearing in the north for a time Wednesday evening.
  • Visibility

    Moderate to very poor, perhaps locally good at first and again Wednesday evening.

23:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

  • Wind

    West 3 to 4, backing southwest after dawn, increasing 4 to 5 by mid morning, perhaps locally 6 mid channel for a time in the afternoon, veering west by Thursday evening.
  • Sea State

    Slight to moderate with a low swell.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain and drizzle mist and fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate to very poor, perhaps occasionally good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 26th Jul