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High pressure to the northeast of Scotland will move away slowly northeastwards while a deepening Atlantic low moves northeastwards then northwards close to the west of Ireland.

* 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 Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      East or southeast 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6 decreasing 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor for a time.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  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 Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming east or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

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

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 or 6 veering south or southeast 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Northeast 2 or 3 veering southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5, occasionally 6 at first, decreasing 3 or 4, then becoming variable for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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

    • Wind

      Northeast 3 or 4 veering southeast 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

    • Wind

      South or southeast 4 or 5 veering southwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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

    • Wind

      Northeasterly 3 or 4 veering southeasterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      Southeasterly veering southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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

    • Wind

      Northeasterly veering southeasterly, then southwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate for a time.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  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

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

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5 veering southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in far west, then veering southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough west of Land's End.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair then rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough west of Lizard Point.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  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 Aug – 04:59 UTC Thu 28th Aug

    • Wind

      Easterly veering southeasterly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west, but 4 at first in south, veering southwesterly 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate in west, slight or moderate in Bristol Channel.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

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

    • Wind

      Southeast 5 to 7, veering south or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate for a time.

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

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

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5 veering southeasterly 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in northwest, then veering southerly 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough for a time later in northwest.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

    • Wind

      South 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later except in Liverpool Bay.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in Liverpool Bay, otherwise moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southeast 4 or 5 increasing 6 or 7, then veering south or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

    • Wind

      South or southwest 4 increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 4 or 5 increasing 6 or 7, occasionally gale 8 in North Channel, then veering southerly 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in east.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in east.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

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

    • Wind

      Easterly 4 or 5 veering southeasterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 in North Channel, then veering southerly 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough for a time in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

    • Wind

      South 3 or 4 increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      East 4 or 5 veering southeast 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

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

    • Wind

      South or southeast 5 to 7, occasionally 4 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first in south.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in far south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

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

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th 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

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

    • Wind

      Easterly or southeasterly 3 or 4 increasing 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

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

    • Wind

      East or southeast 5 to 7, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate near Sutherland, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less becoming east 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

    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 Aug – 16:59 UTC Wed 27th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable becoming east 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      Easterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in west later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate in west later.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

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

    • Wind

      South or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 this afternoon, perhaps locally 6, veering southwest 4 later this evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming locally moderate in the north.
    • Weather

      A little light rain or drizzle, becoming more persistent for a time this afternoon and evening, clearing overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor at times this afternoon and evening.

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

    • Wind

      Southwest 4, veering west 3 or 4 in the evening.
    • Sea State

      Slight with swell, locally moderate in the north.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, especially early evening.
    • Visibility

      Good, except in showers.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug

Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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Strong wind warning

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

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or less becoming east or southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight, becoming moderate later.
  • Weather

    Rain later in south.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

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

  • Wind

    East or southeast 5 or 6 veering south or southeast 3 or 4.
  • Sea State

    Moderate becoming slight.
  • Weather

    Rain then showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday 27th Aug