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A shallow and slow moving area of low pressure to the north of Scotland will gradually drift eastwards and fill during today. A slow moving warm front lies across southeastern areas, bringing occasional rain and thundery showers.

* 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 Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering westerly or northwesterly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in northwest.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly, veering northerly later, 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in west.
    • Sea State

      Slight in Moray Firth, otherwise slight or moderate, becoming rough later near Cape Wrath.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Showers then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South, becoming variable, then north later, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate in south.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming northeasterly later, 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain at times later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northeast backing northwest later, 5 or 6, increasing 7 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 at first in north, otherwise northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, then occasionally very poor later.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northeasterly, backing northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time in north.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, then occasionally very poor later.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight, occasionally moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      North or northeast, becoming variable later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or thundery showers, fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor, then occasionally very poor later.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Thundery showers, fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  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 Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      North or northeast, backing northwest later, 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, but moderate near Isles of Scilly later.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Northwest 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but moderate near Isles of Scilly at first.
    • Weather

      Rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  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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    05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      North or northeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, but slight or moderate near Lands End.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  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 Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable, becoming north, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, then fair.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Fair, occasional rain later in south.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later in south.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 5 at times.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers, fair later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  12. Isle of Man

    Isle of Man

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    05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or less, becoming north 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming north or northwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest, becoming variable, 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable becoming north or northwest, 3 or 4, increasing 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  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 Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 3 or 4, becoming variable 3 or less.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4, becoming northwesterly 5 or 6 in North Channel.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate later in North Channel.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, veering north or northeast 3 or 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      North, backing northwest later, 3 or 4, occasionally 5 at first, then increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering north or northwest 3 or 4.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      North or northwest, 4 or 5, increasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th 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 Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southwesterly, veering northerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, thundery at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, becoming rough later near Cape Wrath.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Southerly or southwesterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in west, then becoming variable 3 or 4 later in west.
    • Sea State

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

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th 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 Sun 30th Aug – 16:59 UTC Sun 30th Aug

    • Wind

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

      Moderate, perhaps rough for a time at first in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    17:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      South or southwesterly 4 or 5, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4, occasionally 5 later in far west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, becoming slight later in southeast.
    • Weather

      Showers at times.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

  19. The Channel Islands

    The Channel Islands

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    05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

    • Wind

      Mainly northeast 2 to 4, occasionally variable.
    • Sea State

      Slight.
    • Weather

      Scattered thundery showers some fog patches overnight.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate to very poor, especially overnight.

    05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

    • Wind

      Variable 2 or 3 becoming northwest in the morning, increasing 4 to 5, decreasing 3 to 4 overnight.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Scattered showers and fog patches in the morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to very poor becoming good in the afternoon.

    Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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Strong wind warning

05:00 UTC Sun 30th Aug – 04:59 UTC Mon 31st Aug

  • Wind

    Variable 3 or 4 at first in north, otherwise northeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first in south.
  • Sea State

    Smooth or slight.
  • Weather

    Rain or thundery showers, fog patches later.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor, then occasionally very poor later.

05:00 UTC Mon 31st Aug – 04:59 UTC Tue 1st Sep

  • Wind

    Northeasterly, backing northwesterly 4 or 5, increasing 6 or 7 for a time in north.
  • Sea State

    Slight or moderate.
  • Weather

    Rain or thundery showers, fog patches.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Issued at 05:00 UTC on Sunday 30th Aug