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A cool northwesterly airflow covers the country, with a ridge of high pressure building from the west on Thursday.

* 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 Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers or rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th 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 Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, occasionally rough in far northeast.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers or rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    17:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    17:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    17:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly for a time, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    17:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest, veering north for a time, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming westerly or southwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th 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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    17:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or less, then becoming westerly or southwesterly later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in west.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th 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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    17:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly, backing southwesterly, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight occasionally moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th 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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    17:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th 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 Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, backing southwest 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times, backing southwest 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Southwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming south or southwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th 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 Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally smooth in shelter.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    17:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northwest, backing southwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, veering west 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth in shelter, otherwise slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  16. The Minch

    The Minch

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    17:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northwest, backing southwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, veering west 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    17:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      North or northwest, backing southwest, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 to 7, veering west 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      North 5 to 7, backing northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first in east.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th 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 Wed 29th Jul – 04:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      North backing northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 at first in east and 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but rough in east.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in east.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but rough at first in east.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    17:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 to 5, perhaps 6 mid-channel at first, decreasing 3 to 4 in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

    • Wind

      Northwest to north 3 to 4, decreasing 2 or 3 overnight and becoming locally variable in the south of the area by morning.
    • Sea State

      Slight or smooth.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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17:00 UTC Wed 29th Jul – 16:59 UTC Thu 30th Jul

  • Wind

    North or northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers for a time.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

17:00 UTC Thu 30th Jul – 16:59 UTC Fri 31st Jul

  • Wind

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

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers at first.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate.

Issued at 17:00 UTC on Wednesday 29th Jul