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Low pressure over Scotland will move slowly northeastwards and fill during Saturday, allowing a ridge of high pressure to build across the United Kingdom. Atlantic fronts will then approach northern and western areas later on Sunday.

* 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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    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later, in north.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers then rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west later, 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, veering northwest then becoming variable, 3 or 4, then becoming south 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, then occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

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

    • Wind

      West veering northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming south 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, then fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, veering westerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, then fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, veering westerly 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, then fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, veering west or northwest, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, then fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, then fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      West or northwest, backing southwest later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Mainly moderate in west, otherwise slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, veering west 5 or 6, then veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, then fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

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

    • Wind

      Northwest, backing southwest later, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, veering west 5 or 6, then veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, then fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest, 4 or 5, decreasing 3 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 or 7, veering west or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      West 5, decreasing 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

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

    • Wind

      West 4, backing southwest 3 or 4, then increasing 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, veering northwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, backing southerly or southwesterly later, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, backing southeast 5 or 6, then veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in shelter, otherwise moderate, occasionally rough later in west.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough at first in far south.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming south 5 to 7, then veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Cyclonic, becoming northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 until later in south.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

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

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming south 5 to 7, then veering southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming rough.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6, backing northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight in shelter in west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

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

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th 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 Fri 29th Aug – 10:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight in sheltered western waters.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    11:00 UTC Sat 30th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      East 5 or 6 soon backing northeast 4 or 5, occasionally 3 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, but slight in sheltered western waters.
    • Weather

      Outbreaks of rain dying out.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest to west 4 to 5, locally 6 at times, veering west to northwest 4 early afternoon, locally 5 in the north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate to rather rough, decreasing slight to moderate during the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, clearing late afternoon.
    • Visibility

      Good, locally moderate to poor in rain or drizzle.

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

    • Wind

      West to northwest 4, locally 5 in the north at first, decreasing 3 to 4 around midday.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate at first, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Fair to cloudy.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Aug

Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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Strong wind warning

23:00 UTC Fri 29th Aug – 22:59 UTC Sat 30th Aug

  • Wind

    Southwest veering west 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Showers.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

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

  • Wind

    West veering northwest, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming south 4 or 5 later.
  • Sea State

    Slight, occasionally moderate.
  • Weather

    Mainly fair.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Friday 29th Aug