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Low pressure to the east of Scotland will move away slowly southeastwards, allowing pressure to gradually build across the United Kingdom from the southwest. However, weakening weather fronts will move eastwards across all areas during Sunday and Monday.

* 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 Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in south, becoming variable 2, then southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, then fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      South veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Orkney and later near Cape Wrath.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain at times then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate occasionally poor, becoming moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or less, then southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5 later, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5 becoming variable 3 or 4, occasionally 2 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      South veering north or northwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate near northeast Norfolk.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming southerly or southwesterly 3 or 4, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4 backing southwest 4 or 5, then veering north or northwest 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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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    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly veering northerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in east.
    • Sea State

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

      Fair then occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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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    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in east, backing southwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 veering north or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly backing southwesterly, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time in south, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 veering north or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time, then occasionally 6 later in Solway Firth.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest veering northwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5 veering northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south 3 or 4, then increasing 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      West or northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then increasing 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, decreasing 2 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight except near the Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Rain then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southerly, then veering westerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 3 at first, then increasing 6 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate becoming rough, occasionally very rough later near Tiree.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 backing south 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time later, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in south, slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in far south and far north.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th 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

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4 backing south 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 for a time later, veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair, rain for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in far north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, becoming fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4 veering southeast 4 or 5, then veering south 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Northeast veering southeast 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    11:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5 veering south 6 or 7.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later near Foula.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4, decreasing 3 or 4 by morning.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair, becoming cloudy later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 3 or 4, backing westerly or southwesterly 2 or 3 by dawn on Monday, increasing 4 north of Guernsey by afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight with swell.
    • Weather

      Patchy light rain or drizzle from late Monday morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate or poor in rain or drizzle.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sun 31st Aug

  • Wind

    Northwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first in south, becoming variable 2, then southerly or southeasterly 5 or 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers, then fair, rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

23:00 UTC Sun 31st Aug – 22:59 UTC Mon 1st Sep

  • Wind

    South veering southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Orkney and later near Cape Wrath.
  • Sea State

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

    Rain at times then fair.
  • Visibility

    Moderate occasionally poor, becoming moderate or good.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Saturday 30th Aug