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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

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in east.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th 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 or poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming west or southwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwesterly, 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor at first.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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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    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain and fog patches at first, then further rain later.
    • Visibility

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

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      West or southwest 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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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    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in south.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      South, becoming cyclonic, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, 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 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      South or southeast, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, veering west or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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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    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th 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 in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor later.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest, 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.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate in west.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in far south and far north.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 at first in south, otherwise westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, becoming variable 3 or 4 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 at first in south, otherwise westerly or southwesterly, veering northwesterly, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, perhaps thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

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

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

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight becoming moderate later in south and west.
    • Weather

      Rain or drizzle, occasionally heavy with a risk of thunder at first. Mist later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    17:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Cyclonic 3 or 4 occasionally 5 or 6 in south, becoming west or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but moderate in south or west.
    • Weather

      Mist, rain or drizzle, then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 to 5, perhaps 6 mid-Channel at first, veering west by midday, decreasing 3 to 4 this evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain and drizzle, especially this morning. Mist and fog patches, perhaps clearing in the north for a time overnight.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor, perhaps locally good overnight.

    05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

    • Wind

      West to southwest 3 to 4, increasing 4 to 5 by mid-morning, perhaps locally 6 mid-Channel for a time in the afternoon.
    • 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 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Wed 27th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th 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 or poor.

05:00 UTC Thu 28th Jul – 04:59 UTC Fri 29th Jul

  • Wind

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

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Jul