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A low currently centred to the northwest of Scotland will merge with a developing low moving in from the southwest, to become a complex area of low pressure centred over the middle of the British Isles by Saturday.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming east or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but smooth in Moray Firth.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in far northwest.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming south or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming northeast 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, then thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming east 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, then thundery rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming southeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time in north, otherwise fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in north.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, backing easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4, then veering southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing southeast 4 or 5, then veering southwest 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair at first, then thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st 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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    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, becoming cyclonic later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 5 or 6, becoming west or northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st 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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    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first near Anglesey.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st 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

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest becoming variable 3 or 4, then north or northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Thundery rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 3 or 4, becoming variable 2 or 3, then becoming north 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st 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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    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in North Channel, becoming smooth in Firth of Clyde.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate at first in far west, otherwise smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming north 3 or 4, then veering northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in north, becoming variable later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in far south, otherwise northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight in south, but slight or moderate in north.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3, becoming northeasterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in north, becoming variable later in far south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in far south, otherwise northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in far north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in south, but occasionally rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, veering north 2 or 3, then veering northeast 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil

    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 22:59 UTC Thu 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5 veering north 2 or 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north. .
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    23:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      North 2 or 3 veering east or northeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in north. .
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

    • Wind

      Northwest 2 or 3 near the Brittany coast this afternoon, otherwise west or southwest 2 or 3, increasing 3 or 4 by mid-afternoon, generally backing southwest 3 or 4 overnight, then southerly 2 or 3 by midday.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Risk of a shower in the north of the area overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or variable 1 to 3, increasing 4 or 5 overnight, veering west or northwest 3 or 4 by mid-morning.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, increasing slight or moderate overnight.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers from mid-evening, becoming isolated by mid-morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in showers.

    Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul

From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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11:00 UTC Thu 31st Jul – 10:59 UTC Fri 1st Aug

  • Wind

    Variable 2 or 3, becoming east or northeast 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, but smooth in Moray Firth.
  • Weather

    Showers, thundery in south.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

11:00 UTC Fri 1st Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 2nd Aug

  • Wind

    Easterly or northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in north, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time in south.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in far northwest.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good.

Issued at 11:00 UTC on Thursday 31st Jul