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An area of high pressure and settled conditions in northern areas will give way to occasional heavy thundery showers already reaching southern areas. Fresher conditions will return to all parts during tomorrow with showers expected for many on Sunday.

* 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

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches at first, showers later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      East, veering southwest later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 4 or 5 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north, becoming slight later in south.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Fog patches and thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor, becoming good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly, veering westerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5 at times in south, otherwise variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming smooth.
    • Weather

      Fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering southwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers and fog patches until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth for a time.
    • Weather

      Fog patches developing later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers and fog patches until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd Jul

  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

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers and fog patches until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd 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

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches until later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor until later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming west or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd Jul

  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

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly, veering southerly or southwesterly, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, occasionally 7 at first in far north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd 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

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      East or northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7, veering south or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest, backing southeast for a time, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly, veering southerly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Thundery rain and fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at times in north, otherwise southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd 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

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly 5 or 6, veering southerly 4 or 5 later, then becoming variable 3 or 4 except in far south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate for a time in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      East or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches for a time.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southeast 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, veering southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches at first in north, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in north.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd 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

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly or southeasterly 5 to 7, veering southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor later.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain and fog patches at first in north, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first in north.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming east or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fog patches, thundery rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd 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 Fri 3rd Jul – 04:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Mist and fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    05:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      East or northeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Mist and fog patches. Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd Jul

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 to 5, occasionally 6, veering southwest by midnight, decreasing 3 to 4 during the morning, becoming variable or northwest 2 to 4 by the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated thundery showers and fog patches overnight, clearing Saturday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to very poor.

    17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 1 to 3, occasionally 4 at first , becoming southwesterly 3 to 4 Sunday morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd Jul

The Channel Islands

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Strong wind warning

17:00 UTC Fri 3rd Jul – 16:59 UTC Sat 4th Jul

  • Wind

    Easterly 4 to 5, occasionally 6, veering southwest by midnight, decreasing 3 to 4 during the morning, becoming variable or northwest 2 to 4 by the afternoon.
  • Sea State

    Slight to moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Isolated thundery showers and fog patches overnight, clearing Saturday morning.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate to very poor.

17:00 UTC Sat 4th Jul – 16:59 UTC Sun 5th Jul

  • Wind

    Variable 1 to 3, occasionally 4 at first , becoming southwesterly 3 to 4 Sunday morning.
  • Sea State

    Slight with a low swell.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Friday 3rd Jul