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Low pressure near northwest Scotland will drift away northwestwards as a filling feature. A second area of low pressure will move northwards over western areas later tonight and during Wednesday, but losing its identity over Scotland Wednesday night. Thereafter, pressure will become quite slack across much of the United Kingdom.

* 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

    23:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly backing southeasterly later, 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southeasterly 5 or 6, becoming variable, mainly southwesterly 3 or 4, occasionally 5 in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight in east.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, mainly fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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 Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, backing south or southeast 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate, becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    23:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later in north.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers later.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    23:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming variable, mainly southeasterly 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    23:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwesterly backing southeasterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate at first.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers for a time later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southeasterly 3 or 4, veering southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    23:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest backing south 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Mainly good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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 Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 for a time in west, veering westerly later in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, but mainly rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly at first in east, otherwise westerly 4 or 5, becoming variable 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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 Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      South veering west 4 or 5, decreasing 3.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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 Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south 5 to 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering northeast 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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 Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly backing southerly 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 5 or 6, veering northwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly or southeasterly 4 or 5, increasing 5 or 6, occasionally 7 in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Fair then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate or poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 5 to 7, veering west 4.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, becoming fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing south 6 or 7, then veering west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly west or northwest, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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 Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 or 6, backing southerly 6 or 7, then veering westerly 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

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

      Rain or showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly westerly or northwesterly, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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 Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest, becoming cyclonic for a time, 5 to 7, then west 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, perhaps thundery later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwest 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4 for a time later.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th 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 Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain then showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    23:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South backing southeast later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first and again later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough at first.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

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

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Southerly gale force 8 expected soon, issued at 04/0946 UTC

    23:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 10:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    11:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      South backing southeast 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    23:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly 3 to 4, occasionally 5 in the northwest, locally 1 to 3 Jersey southwards at times until midday.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in rain.

    23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

    • Wind

      South 4, occasionally 5, veering westerly by dawn, decreasing 2 to 4 by midday, locally northerly 1 to 3 near Brittany coasts in the afternoon.
    • Sea State

      Slight to moderate, with a low swell.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, clearing by mid morning.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to poor in rain.

    Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug

Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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23:00 UTC Tue 4th Aug – 22:59 UTC Wed 5th Aug

  • Wind

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

    Slight, occasionally moderate later in north.
  • Weather

    Occasional rain or showers later.
  • Visibility

    Mainly good.

23:00 UTC Wed 5th Aug – 22:59 UTC Thu 6th Aug

  • Wind

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

    Slight, occasionally moderate at first in north.
  • Weather

    Thundery showers for a time later.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally moderate later.

Issued at 23:00 UTC on Tuesday 4th Aug